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2010 News Release Archives

Dec 30

PDF- Road Construction Update, Dec. 30-Jan. 7
JPEG- Road Construction Update, Dec. 30-Jan. 7

Dec 24

The Public is Invited to Come Play in the Snow at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, but Snow Play Areas are Limited
Dec 23

PDF- Current Ranger-led Programs at Grant Grove in Kings Canyon National Park, 12-26-10 - 1-2-11

JPEG- Current Ranger-led Programs at Grant Grove in Kings Canyon National Park, Dec. 26-Jan. 2, 2011

Dec 21 -
6:30 p.m.
Popular Sections of Sequoia National Park are Expected to be Open, Weather-Permitting, on Wednesday, Dec. 22
Dec 21 -
2 p.m.
Updated Road Safety Information for Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
Dec 20

PDF- Current Ranger-led Programs at Lodgepole-Giant Forest in Sequoia National Park, Dec. 20-Jan. 2, 2011

JPEG- Current Ranger-led Programs at Lodgepole-Giant Forest in Sequoia National Park, Dec. 20-Jan. 2, 2011

Dec 20 Road Safety Updates for Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
Dec 19 Main Road into Sequoia National Park and Between Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Closed Until Further Notice Due to Winter Storms
Dec 16 Road Construction Delays Update, Dec. 17-Jan. 2

Dec 12

Road Construction Delays Update, Dec. 13-Jan. 2
Dec 9 Safe and Inexpensive Winter Play in Our Parks
Dec 8 Volunteers Needed for Annual Christmas Bird Count
Dec 4 Road Construction Delays Update, Dec. 5-18
Dec 1 Recent Incidents at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

Dec. 1

Nov 29

Man Taken Into Custody at Sequoia National Park

Road Construction Delays Update, Nov. 29-Dec. 10; no day or night work on Nov. 29

Nov 24 Drug Trafficker Arrested in Sequoia National Park Receives Sentence
Nov 23 Road Construction Update, Nov. 23 - Dec. 3;
no day or night work during holiday week
Nov 22 Road Construction Update, Nov 22. - Dec. 3; no night work during holiday week
Nov 19 Road Construction Updates, Nov. 19 - Dec. 3
Nov 18 "Trek to the Nation's Christmas Tree" Ceremony December 12

Nov 12

Nov 7

Oct 31

Oct 24

Road Construction Updates, Nov. 14-27

Road Construction Updates, Nov. 7-20

Road Construction Updates, Oct. 31-Nov. 13

Road Construction Updates, Oct. 24-Nov. 6

Oct 22 Mt. Whitney Area Search and Rescue Ends - Last Two Missing Hikers Found
Oct 21 Search and Rescue Operation Expanded in/around Mount Whitney
Oct 20 Search and Rescue Operations in/around Mount Whitney
Oct 15 Road Construction Updates, Oct. 17-30
Sept 25 Burnout Operations Completed on Sheep Fire

Sept 24

Sept 22

Construction Updates, September 24-October 1

Free Entrance to National Parks on National Public Lands Day, Saturday, September 25

Sept 22 Preliminary Alternatives Available for Concessions Operations at Kings Canyon National Park
Sept 22 Burnout Operation Underway to Contain Western Growth of Sheep Fire (map of the fire area as of 9/22/2010)
Sept 22 Sequoia Celebrates National Wilderness Month and 120 Years as a National Park
Sept 20 Firefighters Work to Contain Western Growth of Sheep Fire (map of the fire area as of 9/20/2010)
Sept 18 Firefighters Take Actions To Contain Western Flank of Sheep Fire
Sept 17 Road Construction Delay Updates, September 17-24
Sept 16 Sheep Fire Grows to 6,191 Acres
Sept 15 Sequoia & Kings Canyon Host Naturalization Ceremony During Citizenship Week
Sept 14 Sheep and Marvin Fire Update
Sept 12 Sheep Fire Continues Growth to West

Sept 7

Sheep Fire Grows to 4,395 Acres
Sept 5 Sheep and Marvin Fire Update
Sept 3 Road Construction Updates, September 3-10
Sept 2 National Park Service Seeks Public Comments about Proposed Rehabilitation of a Park Water Distribution System
Sept 1 Planning a Labor Day visit to Sequoia and Kings Canyon
Aug 31 US Forest Service/ NPS Jointly Manage Sheep and Marvin Fires
Aug 30 Construction to begin in Kings Canyon National Park
Aug 27 Road Construction Updates, Aug. 29-Sept. 18
Aug 25 Sheep Fire Mapped at 2425 Acres

Aug 23

Sheep Fire Mapped at 2025 Acres

Aug 21 Road Construction Update, Aug. 22-Sept. 11
Aug 19 Sheep Fire Grows to 1805 Acres (trail closure map)
Aug 17 Sheep Fire Grows to 1246 Acres
Aug 14 Smoke Advisory for Cedar Grove
Aug 14 Road Construction Update, August 15-31

Aug 12

Fatality at Sequoia National Park on August 10th

Aug 10

Sheep Fire Grows to 383 Acres

Aug 10

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Institute Fire Restrictions

Aug 7

Road Construction Updates, August 8-28

Aug 6

Sheep Fire Grows to 177 Acres; Don Cecil Trail in Park Closes (Trail Closure Map)

Jul 31

Road Construction Updates, August 1-21

Jul 23

Road Construction Updates July 25- August 14st

Jul 21

Limited Firewood Permits Available

Jul 21

Marijuana Interdiction - July 16

Jul 18

Prescribed Fires Planned in Sequoia National Park

Jul 17

Road Construction Delays, July 18-Aug. 7

Jul 9

Road Construction Delays, July 11-31

Jul 7

Recent Incidents Update

Jul 7

Removal of Illegal Marijuana Grow Site

Jul 2

Weekly Road Construction Flyer July 4-22

Jul 2

Plan Your Holiday Adventure-Fourth of July

Jun 27

Bobcat Prescribed Fire

Jun 25

Construction Updates June 27-July 15

Jun 18

Bighorn Sheep Study Proposed

Jun 18

Ash Mountain Prescribed Fire Planned

Jun 13

Viewpoint Prescribed Fire

Jun 9

Environmental Assessment Finalized on Wilderness Ranger Stations

Jun 9

Informal Scoping Session and Potluck at Mineral King

Jun 8

Celebrating 50 Years of Helitack

May 25

Planning For an Enjoyable Visit over Memorial Day Weekend

May 19

Shuttle System Starts Summer Operation

May 15

Let's Move! Join Park Rangers for Guided Hikes in the Foothills

May 15

Public Invited to Comment on Wilderness Ranger Station Environmental Assessment

Mar 4

Road Improvements Scheduled to Begin in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

Feb 26

Cedar Grove Bridge Environmental Assessment Completed in Kings Canyon NP

Feb 18

New Firearms Law Takes Effect Monday



Did You Know?

California toad

Amphibians and reptiles live at all elevations within Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks. They range from common (such as western fence lizards and garter snakes) to rare (such as the mountain yellow-legged frog) to locally extinct (such as the foothill yellow-legged frog).