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 »
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?
In 1903, an African-American served as superintendent of Sequoia National Park, the first to do so in the National Park Service. Colonel Charles Young and his troops played a major part in completing the first wagon road to the Giant Forest, and the Moro Rock Road. A sequoia tree was named for him. More...