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Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks News

Showing the last 10 news releases. Click here to visit nps.gov's Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks - News section for more.

  • Ignitions Complete for Tharps-Hazelwood Prescribed Burn

    June 17, 2022 | 11:00 am

    SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK, Calif. June 17, 2022 – Fire staff completed ignitions on the last segment of the Tharps-Hazelwood Prescribed Burn unit last evening, for a total of 752-acres treated since Thursday, June 9, 2022. With ignitions complete, firefighters will continue to patrol the area as vegetation inside the unit burns down. Access to the General Sherman Tree remains open from the Sherman Tree parking lots.

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  • Ignitions Have Started on the Tharps-Hazelwood Prescribed Burn

    June 9, 2022 | 9:54 am

    SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK, Calif. June 9, 2022 – Following a successful test burn this morning and a determination by the burn boss and fire management staff, ignitions have begun on the Tharps-Hazelwood Prescribed Burn in Sequoia National Park. Eight to nine days of ignitions are planned to complete these critical fuels treatments.

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  • Dates Selected for Tharps-Hazelwood Prescribed Burn

    June 7, 2022 | 9:00 am

    SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK, Calif. June 7, 2022 – Scheduled to start June 9, 2022, fire managers will conduct the 752-acre Tharps-Hazelwood Prescribed Burn in the Giant Forest of Sequoia National Park. This prescribed burn is scheduled to take 8-9 days to complete. The Tharps-Hazelwood Prescribed Burn is located in the heart of the Giant Forest and roughly half of a mile northeast of the Giant Forest Museum. Access to the General Sherman Tree will not be limited by the prescribed burn.

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  • Ignitions Complete on 2022 Ash Mountain Prescribed Burn

    June 6, 2022 | 12:45 pm

    SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK, Calif. June 6, 2021 – As of this afternoon, ignitions are complete on the 2022 Ash Mountain Prescribed Burn in Sequoia National Park. In all, approximately 15 acres between the Sequoia National Park entrance station and the Foothills Visitor Center, one mile inside the park were treated. Additional acres will be treated manually through the grazing of the parks’ stock animals or through weed eating.

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  • Ignitions Started on 2022 Ash Mountain Prescribed Burn in Sequoia National Park

    June 5, 2022 | 8:00 am

    SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK, Calif. June 5, 2022 – Following a successful test burn and with concurrence from fire management staff and parks’ leadership, the 2022 Ash Mountain Prescribed Burn has started. Ignitions will continue through tomorrow June 6, 2022

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  • 2022 Ash Mountain Prescribed Burn Scheduled June 5 – June 6

    June 2, 2022 | 8:00 am

    SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK, Calif. June 2, 2022 – Fire managers with Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks have scheduled the annual Ash Mountain Prescribed Burn in the foothills of Sequoia National Park, near the parks’ headquarters and entrance station along the main road, Generals Highway. Ignitions are planned to begin on June 5, 2022, and continue through June 6, 2022.

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  • Southern California Edison Conducting Emergency Repairs in Sequoia National Park

    June 1, 2022 | 8:43 am

    Southern California Edison (SCE) will be performing critical repairs to its infrastructure in Sequoia National Park from June 1 through June 16, 2022. SCE crews and contractors will be working daily from approximately 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.—including weekends—anywhere between the entrance to Sequoia National Park and the Giant Forest.

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  • Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks 2022 Prescribed Burns Scheduled

    May 31, 2022 | 6:28 pm

    Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks, Calif. May 31, 2022 – Fire managers with Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks have scheduled upcoming prescribed burns in Sequoia National Park. The first, Ash Mountain Prescribed Burn consists of five segments, for approximately 15 acres between the Sequoia National Park entrance station and the Foothills Visitor Center, one mile inside the park, with an earliest start date of Sunday, June 5. The second, Tharps-Hazelwood Prescribed Burn, will treat 752 acres in the heart of the Giant Forest, roughly one-half mile northeast of the Giant Forest Museum.

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  • 2022 Stage 2 Fire Restrictions in Effect May 27, 2022

    May 26, 2022 | 3:41 pm

    Fire restrictions are being implemented in the lower-elevation areas of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks to reduce the risk of wildfire to protect people, public lands, resources, and facilities.

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  • 2022 Memorial Day Weekend in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

    May 26, 2022 | 12:05 pm

    Memorial Day weekend is considered the summer “kick-off” for Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, and the parks are expected to be exceptionally busy. Trip planning is essential for a safe and enjoyable visit. Here are some things to keep in mind as you plan your holiday weekend trip.

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