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 »
Call for Current Status of The Generals Highway "Road Between the Parks"
The section of road between Lodgepole (Sequoia) and Grant Grove (Kings Canyon) will close with the first significant snowstorm after Jan. 6, 2014, and is expected to remain closed through Apr. 15, 2014. Call 559-565-3341 (press 1, 1) for 24-hour status. More »
Be Prepared! Tire Chains or Cables May Be Required in the Parks at Any Time
All vehicles must carry chains or cables when entering a chain-restricted area. It's the law (CA Vehicle Code, Section 605, Sections 27450-27503). Road conditions may change often. For road conditions, call 559-565-3341 (press 1, 1). 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, please pay close attention to vehicle length advisories for your safety and the safety of others. More »
Reports and Species Lists
Exotic Species Threat Assessment and Management Prioritization for Sequoia-Kings Canyon and Yosemite National Parks (4,910 KB, PDF format -or- 3,828 KB, Rich Text format): extensive report by the U.S. Geological Survey published April 2001.
Exotic species threat assessment in Sequoia, Kings Canyon and Yosemite National Parks (96 KB, PDF format): This research paper was presented at the 2001 George Wright Society Biennial Conference.
Non-native Plant Species of SEKI (39 KB, XLS format): This is an Excel spreadsheet listing all non-native plant species currently or previously found in the parks. For each species it includes common name, scientific name, and family.
Non-native Plant Species of SEKI EXPANDED (69 KB, XLS format): This is an Excel spreadsheet listing all non-native plant species currently or previously found in the parks. For each species it includes common name, scientific name, and family. It also includes Park and international taxon codes, data on life forms, and categorization codes demonstrating invasive potential (these last were developed by the Biological Resources Division of the U.S. Geological Survey, and the California Exotic Pest Plant Council).
SEKI Non-native Plant Species Organized by Family (248 KB, doc format)
Did You Know?
When first set aside, what is now Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks were less than one-ninth of their present size. Over the last century, Congress has made seven major additions to the parks — the last being the Mineral King area in 1978.