Planned Projects

The fire and fuels management program at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks tries to protect ecosystems and communities. This important work is accomplished by restoring fire's natural role in the environment and by reducing hazardous fuels.

Each year, managers prepare an Annual Fuels Treatment Plan that lists all the approved prescribed burns and mechanical fuel reduction projects that will help the parks accomplish goals.

If you are visiting the parks, be aware that fire and smoke can be present at any time. Since the execution of burns depends on air quality, local fire activity, fuel moistures, and weather, the times listed here are estimates only.

Fuels Projects Tables

The table below identifies the planned projects for Calendar Year 2019 and their status. There were 5 projects completed totaling over 800 acres.
Location Unit Name Type Acres Date
Park Wide Pile Burn Burn / Mechanical 70 Februrary - April '19
Ash Mountain Ash Mountain Burn / Mechanical 28 Completed June '19
Cedar Grove Cedar Central Burn 218 Completed June '19. May complete more units in Fall '19
Marble Fork Sherman Burn 489 245 acres completed July '19. Balance completed in Fall '19
Grant Grove Park Ridge Burn 560 Postponed

MAP showing general 2019 project locations.
The table below identifies the planned projects for Calendar Year 2020 and their status. There are 8 projects planned totaling over 3,000 acres. This list is only a guide. It will be updated as projects are completed and/or changed.
Location Unit Name Type Acres Date
Parks Wide Ash Mountain & Grant Grove Mechanical 200 Throughout 2020
Ash Mountain Ash Mountain Burn / Mechanical 20 Spring '20
Cedar Grove Cedar Central Burn 244 Spring '20
Giant Forest Tharp's Log Burn 470 Spring, Summer, or Fall '20
Lost Grove Lost Grove Burn 669 Fall '20
Grant Grove Park Ridge Burn 562 Fall '20
Mineral King Deer Creek Burn 941 Fall '20

Last updated: January 25, 2020

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47050 Generals Highway
Three Rivers, CA 93271

Phone:

(559) 565-3341

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