• Giant Sequoia Trees

    Sequoia & Kings Canyon

    National Parks California

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January 28, 2015
Public Welcome to Comment on Proposed Hazard Tree Mitigation Project
SEQUOIA AND KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS, CA – The public is welcome to comment on a proposed project by the National Park Service (NPS) to mitigate tree hazards by (primarily) removing dead and dying trees that pose a risk to public safety in the Cedar Grove area of Kings Canyon National Park. A total of 1,126 trees, mostly ponderosa pine and white fir (no giant sequoias), are currently identified as hazards and recommended for mitigation in Cedar Grove due to drought and bark beetle mortality. For more information or to make electronic comments, visit the Planning, Environment, and Public Comment website at: http://parkplanning.nps.gov/seki. If you have specific questions or concerns related to this project, contact Nancy Hendricks at 559-565-3102. A 30-day public comment period starts on Wednesday, January 28, 2015. All written comments about this project must be transmitted, postmarked, or hand-delivered by February 27, 2015. For more information, please visit the NPS Planning, Environment and Public Comment (PEPC) website: http://parkplanning.nps.gov/seki.

January 16, 2015
Celebrate Anniversaries of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
SEQUOIA AND KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS, CA – In 2015, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks’ will commemorate Sequoia’s 125th Anniversary and Kings Canyon’s 75th Anniversary. The anniversary theme--“Celebrate. Timeless. Memories."--is highlighted as part of a logo created and donated by artist David Williams. Events are being planned both inside and outside of the parks to honor a combined two centuries of preserving and protecting giant sequoias and the wilderness of the Sierra Nevada for the benefit of the American people. For more information about the anniversaries, including a current list of events, visit www.nps.gov/seki/parknews/index.htm.

January 16, 2015
Public Welcome to Comment on Environmental Remediation Effort Proposed at Historic Dump Site within Sequoia National Park
SEQUOIA AND KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS, CA – The public is welcome to comment on an environmental remediation effort being considered by the National Park Service (NPS), in coordination with Environmental Cost Management, Inc. (ECM), at the former Lower Kaweah dump site within the Giant Forest area of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks (SEKI), in Tulare County, California.

January 08, 2015
National Park Service Invites Public to Day of Volunteer Service and Education
The National Park Service invites the public to participate in a day of volunteer service and education at Sequoia National Park on Monday, January 19, 2015, on the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. This event will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Foothills Visitor Center at 47050 Generals Highway, Three Rivers, CA 93271.

December 10, 2014
Sequoia National Park Seeks Public Comments on Proposed Restoration of Ecosystem Function in Cahoon Meadow, a Severely Eroded Wilderness Wetland
The National Park Service (NPS) is initiating public scoping on a proposal to evaluate a full range of ecological restoration options to address a large erosion gully in Cahoon Meadow, located within the John Krebs Wilderness of Sequoia National Park. The purpose of this project is to protect and restore wetlands in Cahoon Meadow. To obtain supplemental information about the proposed project, please visit the NPS Planning, Environment and Public Comment (PEPC) website at: http://parkplanning.nps.gov/seki.

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