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 2020 and their status.There were 8 projects planned totaling over 3,000 acres but only 2 projects completed.
Location Unit Name Type Acres Date
Parks Wide Ash Mountain & Grant Grove Mechanical 200 Throughout 2020
Ash Mountain Ash Mountain Burn / Mechanical 20 Postponed
Cedar Grove Cedar Central Burn 244 Completed Spring '20
Giant Forest Tharp's Log Burn 470 Postponed
Lost Grove Lost Grove Burn 669 Postponed
Grant Grove Park Ridge Burn 562 Postponed
Mineral King Deer Creek Burn 941 Postponed
The table below identifies the planned projects for Calendar Year 2021 and their status.There are 9 projects planned totaling over 3,183 acres.This list is only a guide. It will be updated as projects are completed and/or changed.
Location Unit Name Type Acres Date
Ash Mountain Ash Mountain Manual 58 Throughout 2021
Ash Mountain Ash Mountain Burn / Manual 40 Completed
Giant Forest Tharp's Log Burn 471 Summer or Fall
Giant Forest Hazelwood Burn 277 Summer or Fall
Lodgepole Lodgepole Manual 39 July - October
Grant Grove Big Stump Manual 133 July - December
Grant Grove Park Ridge Burn 560 Summer or Fall
Lost Grove Lost Grove Burn 669 Fall
Mineral King Deer Creek Burn 941 Late Fall

Map showing general project locations for 2021 will be forthcoming.

Last updated: June 27, 2021

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47050 Generals Highway
Three Rivers, CA 93271

Phone:

(559) 565-3341

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