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 Begin on Park Roads for 2014 Season
Expect occasional 15-minute to 1-hour delays at various locations in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks beginning Monday, June 2, weekdays only, between 5 a.m.-3 p.m., 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, 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?
Not all American black bears are black! Colors also include chocolate, brown, cinnamon, and even blonde. When you see a brown-colored bear in Sequoia and Kings Canyon parks, you are seeing a black bear, not a grizzly. Although a grizzly is on the state flag, none remain in the wilds of California.