• Giant Sequoia Trees

    Sequoia & Kings Canyon

    National Parks California

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  • Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Institute Stage 2 Fire Restrictions

    Effective July 28, 2014, the parks are in Stage 2 fire restrictions. See link below for more information. These restrictions will remain in place until further notice. More »

  • Road Construction Delays on Park Roads for 2014 Season

    Expect occasional 15-minute to 1-hour delays in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks on weekdays only (times vary), including delays to/from the General Sherman Tree, Crystal Cave, and Grant Grove. More »

  • Vehicle Length Limits in Sequoia National Park (if Entering/Exiting Hwy 198)

    Planning to see the "Big Trees" in Sequoia National Park? If you enter/exit via Hwy. 198, and your vehicle is longer than 22 feet (combined length), please pay close attention to vehicle length advisories for your safety and the safety of others. More »

  • You May Have Trouble Calling Us

    We are experiencing technical problems receiving incoming phone calls. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please send us an email to SEKI_Interpretation@nps.gov or check the "More" link for trip-planning information. More »

Initiatives

The SSCC has generated a list of initiative ideas (see below) to provide critical knowledge, understanding, and tools regarding agents of change and potential response actions. Several of these ideas have been crafted into formal funding proposals. The "alternative fire management futures" initiatives is in progress.

Strategic Framework Goal 1: Detection and Attribution

  • Coordinated Regional Monitoring Strategies - Tree Population Dynamics and Pacific Fisher Populations

Strategic Framework Goal 2: Forecasting Future Conditions

  • Alternative Fire Management Futures (in progress)
  • Comparison & Integration of Climate Adaptation Projects

Strategic Framework Goal 3: Tools and Actions

  • Both projects under goal 2 also address goal 3
  • Kaweah Watershed Coordinated Restoration Initiative
  • Enabling forest restoration goals via ecologically managed biomass generation, a cost-benefit analysis

Strategic Framework Goal 4: Communication

  • Information Clearinghouse for Shared Learning
  • Education & Outreach Initiative

Integrative Across Goals

  • Reevaluate invasive plant programs and practices under alternative climate futures
  • Investigate the vulnerability of blue oak woodlands to climate change and develop adaptive management guidelines

Did You Know?

Copper Creek Valley.

The mid-elevation Sierra coniferous forest supports a remarkable diversity of tree species. Here ponderosa pine, incense-cedar, white fir, sugar pine, and scattered groves of giant sequoia intermix, forming one of the most extensive stands of old-growth coniferous forest remaining in the world. More...