Attorney General Becerra and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife Issue Legal Advisory on Migratory Bird Treaty Act

Sacramento, CA – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) today jointly released a legal advisory regarding the federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) and California’s protections for migratory birds. The advisory affirms that despite any reinterpretation of the MBTA by the federal government, California law continues to provide robust protections … Read moreAttorney General Becerra and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife Issue Legal Advisory on Migratory Bird Treaty Act

Kern Valley Sheriff’s Arrest Report for the week of 11/17/18 – 11/23/18

* * This report is being released by the Kern County Sheriff’s Office and is distributed for print. If you have questions, concerns or comments regarding this report, please contact Kern County Sheriff’s Office directly at (760) 549-2100 * * Lake Isabella, CA – On 11/17/18, Deputies arrested Carl Tumey (30) at the intersection of … Read moreKern Valley Sheriff’s Arrest Report for the week of 11/17/18 – 11/23/18

Forest Begins Prescribed Burning Above Springville

Springville, CA – The Western Divide Ranger District of the Sequoia National Forest is preparing to implement several prescribed burns on Federal lands as early as tomorrow. The prescribed burns are an important part of our overall forest restoration strategy and will include both pile burning and broadcast burning. There are many benefits associated with … Read moreForest Begins Prescribed Burning Above Springville

Wildfires Continue to Smolder in Forest

Sequoia National Forest, CA – Three wildfires, ignited by lightning in early October, continue to smolder in the Western Divide Ranger District, Sequoia National Forest. Observed during an aerial reconnaissance Sunday were burning snags and stumps well within the fire perimeters. “It appears precipitation received in recent storms wasn’t enough to extinguish the fires, however … Read moreWildfires Continue to Smolder in Forest

Sequoia National Forest celebrates the Season of Giving with Free Christmas Tree Permits to Fourth-Grade Students

General public Christmas tree permits available at select locations Sequoia National Forest, CA — In support of the Every Kid in a Park (EKIP) program, the Sequoia National Forest is issuing one free Christmas tree permit to fourth-grade students presenting a valid paper voucher or durable EKIP pass. The student must be present to obtain … Read moreSequoia National Forest celebrates the Season of Giving with Free Christmas Tree Permits to Fourth-Grade Students

Kern Valley Sheriff’s Arrest Report for the week of 11/10/18 – 11/16/18

* * This report is being released by the Kern County Sheriff’s Office and is distributed for print. If you have questions, concerns or comments regarding this report, please contact Kern County Sheriff’s Office directly at (760) 549-2100 * * Lake Isabella, CA – On 11/10/18, Deputies arrested Kevin Simenas (32) in the 6400 block … Read moreKern Valley Sheriff’s Arrest Report for the week of 11/10/18 – 11/16/18

Winter Road Closures near Hume Lake

Sequoia National Forest, CA – Forest Service officials are implementing seasonal road closures for Hume Lake Ranger District high elevation areas in the Giant Sequoia National Monument, Sequoia National Forest, due to anticipated storm activity. Most Forest Service administered roads in the district will be closed for public safety and resource protection. Highway 180 between … Read moreWinter Road Closures near Hume Lake

Wildfire Update – Alder, Mountaineer and Moses Wildfires – November 17th

The Alder, Mountaineer, and Moses Wildfires, located in the Western Divide Ranger District, are burning in dense timber stands with extensive tree mortality and heavy fuel loading on the ground. In many places, aerial ignition from a helicopter is used due to safety concerns for ground-based firefighters.   Aerial firing operations are often used to moderate … Read moreWildfire Update – Alder, Mountaineer and Moses Wildfires – November 17th

Wildfire Update – Alder, Mountaineer and Moses Wildfires

The Alder, Mountaineer, and Moses Wildfires, located in the Western Divide Ranger District, are burning in dense timber stands with extensive tree mortality and heavy fuel loading on the ground. In many places, aerial ignition from a helicopter is used due to safety concerns for ground-based firefighters.  Aerial firing operations are often used to moderate … Read moreWildfire Update – Alder, Mountaineer and Moses Wildfires

Extended Road Construction Delays and Closures This Weekend in Sequoia National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, CA –The second season of road construction along a one mile section of the Generals Highway in Sequoia National Park is winding down, and this requires some additional work to be completed before the upcoming holiday weekend. The one mile segment of the Generals Highway between Hospital Rock and … Read moreExtended Road Construction Delays and Closures This Weekend in Sequoia National Park

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