• 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 »

General Management Plan (GMP)

General Management Plan (GMP)
The plan is presented in three volumes. The first volume includes the Purpose of and Need for Action, and the Alternatives. The second volume includes the Affected Environment, Environmental Consequences, Appendixes, Glossary, Selected Bibliography, Preparers and Consultants, and the Index. The third volume presents the Comments on and Responses to the Draft Environmental Impact Statement.

This notice is provided pursuant to the May 29, 2012 Remedy Order issued by the United States District Court for the Northern District of California in the case High Sierra Hikers Assn. v. U.S. Department of the Interior, Case Number 09-cv-04621 (RS). The public is advised that portions of the General Management Plan and its Record of Decision (ROD) have been vacated by the Court's Remedy Order.

The portions of the GMP and ROD that have been vacated are those that "provide: (1) programmatic guidance regarding the type or level of commercial stock services necessary in SEKI's wilderness; [and] (2) direction as to the need, appropriateness, or size of developments, structures, or facilities used completely or partially for commercial stock services. This includes all references to the future development or installation of stock facilities including, but not limited to, those anticipated in the Ash Mountain/Foothills area, at North Fork, in the South Fork and Dillonwood areas, in Mineral King, and to replace the Wolverton station."

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks' forthcoming Wilderness Stewardship Plan will address the types and levels of commercial stock use that are necessary in these parks' wilderness and the need, appropriateness and/or size of stock related facilities. Information about the issues that will be addressed and about ways to participate in the parks' ongoing wilderness stewardship planning process can be found at: http://parkplanning.nps.gov/sekiwild.

Volume 1: Purpose of and Need for Action, and the Alternatives, with no maps (pdf, 6.7MB)
Volume 1: Maps (pdf,4 MB)

Volume 2A: Affected Environment (pdf, 4.9MB)
Volume 2B: Environmental Consequences (pdf, 7.4MB)
Volume 2C: Appendixes (pdf, 3.6 MB)

Volume 3A: Comments and Responses (pdf, 7.7 MB)
Volume 3B: Comments and Responses (pdf, 5.1 MB)
Volume 3C: Comments and Responses (pdf, 6.2 MB)

Did You Know?

Walter Fry in NPS uniform

After spending five days with five men cutting down a single sequoia, Walter Fry counted the growth rings on the fallen giant. The answer shocked him into changing careers. In just a few days they had ended 3266 years of growth. Fry later became a park ranger and, in 1912, the parks' superintendent.