• Giant Sequoia Trees

    Sequoia & Kings Canyon

    National Parks California

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  • The Generals Highway "Road Between the Parks" is OPEN

    The section of road between Lodgepole (Sequoia) and Grant Grove (Kings Canyon) is open. Call 559-565-3341 (press 1, 1) for 24-hour road updates.

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

Inventory & Monitoring in the Sierra Nevada

Lake-filled cirque surrounded by snow-covered granite walls
Emerald Lake in Sequoia National Park is one of the many features of the Sierra Nevada studied by the Sierra Nevada Network Inventory and Monitoring Program.
NPS Photo by Rick Cain
 

The Natural Resources Inventory and Monitoring (I&M) Program provides an opportunity to improve the quantity, quality and availability of natural resources data for park managers and the public. This is a two-phase program. The first phase involves baseline inventory, or an extensive point-in-time effort to determine the location and condition of selected biological resources. Inventory may involve both the acquisition of new information and the compilation of existing information from disparate sources. The second phase is monitoring, or the collection and analysis of repeated observations over time to evaluate changes in the condition of a resource.

In order to reduce costs, the I&M program clusters individual parks with biological, physical and geographic affinities into networks. The Sierra Nevada Network includes Devils Postpile National Monument, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks and Yosemite National Park. The network concept offers efficiencies in designing and conducting inventory and monitoring work, and improved opportunities for exchange of ideas and information among parks.

View the Sierra Nevada Inventory and Monitoring Program website.

Did You Know?

Woodcuts from park newspaper symbolizing three special areas in the parks.

The park newspaper (The Guide) comes out five times a year. It covers Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks, and the Hume Lake area of Sequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument. Planning a trip? See the most recent issue for the season you expect to be here and see what to expect. More...