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Giant Sequoia Lands Coalition Formed to Protect Iconic Trees from Threats of Climate Change and Catastrophic Wildfire

As fire once again sweeps through the American West, an interagency report formally released today estimates that 7,500 to 10,600 large giant sequoias were killed in last year’s Castle Fire. This represents 10-14% of large sequoias in the world. Today, the agencies united by stewardship of giant sequoias are officially coming together in partnership, under the new Giant Sequoia Lands Coalition, to […]

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High-Elevation Misstep Results in Fatality in Sequoia National Park

A Memorial Day hike ended with a mountaineering accident yesterday, when a 56-year-old man from San Jose, CA, one member of a three-person hiking group, fell approximately 500 feet from the summit ridge of Mount Russell, on the eastern boundary of Sequoia National Park. One of his hiking partners, a 45-year-old woman from Milpitas, CA, […]

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Wilderness Permit Reservations for Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Moving to Recreation.gov

SEQUOIA AND KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS, Calif. December 1, 2020 — Beginning in 2021, overnight visitors to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks wilderness areas will be able to make their quota season wilderness permit reservations using the website Recreation.gov. This will replace the old system, by which reservations were submitted by email and processed manually. Recreation.gov provides trip planning and reservation services for public lands nationwide, and using it for wilderness […]

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Kings Canyon National Park to Close Due to Significant Smoke Impacts and Hazardous Air Quality

SEQUOIA AND KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS, California September 17, 2020– Kings Canyon National Park announces that the park will close to all visitors due to significant smoke impacts and hazardous air quality throughout the park. The park entrance station, facilities and parking lots will close beginning at 5:00 p.m. tonight, Thursday, September 17, 2020. Sequoia […]

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California condors spotted in Sequoia National Park, first time in nearly half a century

SEQUOIA AND KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS, Calif. July 7, 2020 – Recently reintroduced endangered California condors continue to reoccupy parts of their historic range, including the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California and adjacent foothills. Condors were seen atop Moro Rock, a popular hiking destination in Sequoia National Park, in late May. They are back to […]

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Sequoia Parks Conservancy Announces 2019 Christmas Bird Count in Sequoia National Park

Three Rivers, CA, December 9, 2019 – Sequoia Parks Conservancy is excited to announce the 120th Annual Christmas Bird Count in Sequoia National Park on December 14, 2019.Each year, tens of thousands of volunteers across North America take part in the Christmas Bird Count, a massive citizen-science project. The data collected in this wildlife census […]

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Heavy Sierra snow and structure damage prompt closure of Bearpaw High Sierra Camp in Sequoia National Park for 2019 season

SEQUOIA & KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS, Calif. – June 17, 2019 – The Bearpaw High Sierra Camp in Sequoia National Park will remain closed and will not open for the 2019 season due to damage to tent cabin structures as a result of above-average snowpack and delayed access for pack animals critical for repairs and […]

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Sequoia Parks Conservancy announces Crystal Cave tours for visitors who are deaf or have hearing loss

This is a photo showing the entrance to Crystal Cave.Photo by Alison Taggart-Barone Three Rivers, CA May 1, 2019 – Sequoia Parks Conservancy and the National Park Service are excited to announce the completion of tours for visitors who are deaf or have hearing loss. The Conservancy and Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks worked […]

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Lodgepole Campground in Sequoia National Park Season Opening Will Be Delayed

SEQUOIA AND KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS, California (April 15, 2019) – Due to the heavy snow pack and the abundance of hazard trees in Lodgepole Campground, the Lodgepole Campground will not open next week as scheduled. This very popular campground will remain closed until May 22. This campground closure includes reservations, walk ups and the […]

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Resume Full Operations on Tuesday

SEQUOIA AND KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS,California January 28, 2019 – With the enactment of the continuing resolution, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks will resume regular operations on Tuesday, January 29, 2019. All areas of the parks that are typically open this time of year, continue to be open. Employees have started to come back to work […]

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Unsafe Visitor Conditions Lead to Full Closure of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

SEQUOIA AND KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS, California, January 2, 2019 – Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks will be fully closed effective 6 p.m. on Tuesday, January 2. The parks are being forced to take this action for health and safety concerns. This supersedes previous closures. Sequoia National Park will be closed at the Ash Mountain […]

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Unsafe Visitor Conditions Lead to Closures in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

SEQUOIA AND KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS, Calif. December 31, 2018 – Park officials announced today that several areas in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks closed effective 6 p.m. on Monday, December 31. The parks are being forced to take this action for health and safety concerns. The Generals Highway closed this evening at Hospital […]

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