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Volunteer at Sequoia National Park for National Public Lands Day Sept. 22nd

September 18, 2018 – National Public Lands Day on Saturday, September 22 is a fee free day for all national parks, including Sequoia and Kings Canyon. Our park rangers are celebrating with a full day of volunteer activities for visitors who wish to give back during their visit to Lodgepole and Giant Forest in Sequoia National […]

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Firefighter from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Killed on Ferguson Fire

SEQUOIA AND KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS, Calif. July 29, 2018 – This morning, park officials were informed that a firefighter from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks was killed in the line of duty on the Ferguson Fire in Mariposa County. The firefighter’s identity is being withheld until appropriate family notifications have been made. The […]

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Study: Climate Change, Drought Threaten Giant Sequoias

SEQUOIA AND KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS, Calif. (November 17, 2017) – A new study published online in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences finds that the giant sequoia, a fixture of California’s Sierra Nevada forests for the past 2.6 million years, might be in jeopardy from the effects of drought and climate change. The iconic trees, which only grow […]

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Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks and Sequoia National Forest Announce First Interagency Prescribed Burn

Kings Canyon National Park & Sequoia National Forest, Calif. September 22, 2017 – The USDA Forest Service and the National Park Service are planning to start the Sequoia Creek Prescribed Burn as early as this Monday, September 25, 2017. This date was selected due to favorable weather and approval by the San Joaquin Valley Air […]

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Stage 2 Fire Restrictions in Effect June 28 in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

June 20, 2017 – Due to rapidly decreasing fuel moistures, increase in temperatures, and increased fuel loading due to a wet winter in the Kaweah Rivers drainage, fire restrictions will now be in effect starting June 28, 2017. Additionally, the Dinley Fire was the largest fire in Three Rivers since the 1996 Kaweah Fire and demonstrates […]

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Missing Hiker Robert “Bob” Woodie in the wilderness of Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, Calif. October 19, 2016 – Park officials are requesting the public’s help with information regarding a missing hiker. On Tuesday, October 18, 2016, park dispatch was notified of an overdue hiker visiting the wilderness of Kings Canyon National Park. Robert “Bob” Woodie, a 74-year-old from Manhattan Beach, CA, was […]

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$7.5 Million Worth of Illegal Marijuana Eradicated from Sequoia National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, Calif. October 12, 2016 – Nearly 3,000 illegal marijuana plants were eradicated from Sequoia National Park last month. Law enforcement officers discovered a cultivation site in the Yucca Creek drainage west, which is in a designated wilderness area of Sequoia National Park, west of Generals Highway. The 2,986 plants […]

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Plan to Restore Native Species to High Elevation Aquatic Ecosystems Approved

SEQUOIA AND KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS, Calif. October 5, 2016 – Work to restore endangered frogs to high elevation aquatic ecosystems will be continuing under a newly approved plan. The approval allows the National Park Service to remove nonnative fish from a number of high elevation ponds, streams, and lakes in the parks. The presence […]

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