Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks News
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2023 Fire Restrictions Lifted in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
November 20, 2023 | 3:43 pm
SEQUOIA AND KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS, Calif. November 20, 2023 – Effective at 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 21, 2023, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks will no longer be in fire restrictions.
Hiker Fatality on Mt. Whitney in Sequoia National Park
October 20, 2023 | 10:13 am
Tom Gerbier, a French National of Fontenay-sous-Bois, France, and pilot for Air France, was reported missing when he didn’t show up for his return flight. He started his hike from Whitney Portal early Tuesday morning, October 17, via the Mountaineering Route and was due back on a flight on Wednesday, October 18.
Fall and Winter Pile Burns Planned in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
October 15, 2023 | 2:59 pm
SEQUOIA AND KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS, Calif. October 15 – Fire management staff at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks are preparing to begin burning piles of cut vegetation in multiple locations throughout the parks. The work will be ongoing as conditions allow from October 21 – December 1, 2023.
Grant Grove Prescribed Burn Postponed Due to Dry Conditions
October 8, 2023 | 3:17 pm
Fire management staff at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks are postponing implementation of the Grant Grove Prescribed Burn, in the Grant Grove area of Kings Canyon National Park, due to dry fuel conditions within the unit. The parks hope to reschedule the prescribed burn, which was formerly scheduled to begin next week, for later this fall, but anticipate that it will be necessary to wait for the area to receive precipitation.
Grant Grove Prescribed Burn Planned in Kings Canyon National Park
October 7, 2023 | 10:00 am
Fire management staff at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks plan to begin ignitions on the Grant Grove Prescribed Burn, in the Grant Grove area of Kings Canyon National Park on Sunday, October 15. 520 acres of burning are planned over the course of 4-6 days of ignitions.
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Announce a Determination on a Proposal to Re-establish Sequoia Seedlings in Sequoia Groves
October 5, 2023 | 2:01 pm
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks are taking the next steps toward restoration recovery efforts for forests that were impacted by high severity fire during the 2020 Castle and 2021 KNP Complex Wildfires.
Firewood Permits Now Available in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
September 7, 2023 | 3:05 pm
Surplus wood is currently available to the public by permit in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. Firewood permits are free, but you must obtain your permit before wood can be removed. Permit holders may take up to six cords per family per year. Firewood is available on a first-come, first-served basis until the supply is gone or December 31, 2023.
Parks Utilizing Confine and Contain Suppression Strategy for Redwood Fire in Sequoia National Park Wilderness
August 31, 2023 | 8:42 am
Fire management staff and park leadership have elected to utilize a confine and contain strategy to manage the Redwood Fire, located in the wilderness of Sequoia National Park, near Redwood Meadow. The lightning-ignited fire is currently 75 acres in size and burning at low intensity up a steep, forested slope. It currently poses no threats to life or property.
Missing Hiker Bill Roberts Found in Good Health in Sequoia National Park
August 14, 2023 | 1:55 pm
Missing hiker Bill Roberts has been located in Sequoia National Park. Roberts is in good health and is being reunited with his family.
Search Underway for Missing Hiker Bill Roberts in Sequoia National Park
August 13, 2023 | 6:54 pm
A search is underway in Sequoia National Park for hiker Bill Roberts, 76, of Lake Tahoe, CA.