A giant sequoia, one that you could drive through, was toppled this week by the potent winter storm that swept through California, but it was not a tree within a national park.
Sequoia National Park
Rock slides and flooding forced closure of the Generals Highway in Sequoia National Park on Saturday, and with the worst of a winter storm yet to come there was no estimate of when the popular road would reopen.
With more than 400 units in the National Park System, trying to zoom in on any one particular park for a visit can be a challenge. Over the past 12 months the Traveler has "explored" quite a few parks, and we list those stories here to help you plan your next national park adventure.
The body of an Arizona man who failed to return from his backcountry trek in Sequoia National Park on schedule was found Monday.
An Arizona man who had planned a five-day backpack through Sequoia National Park was being searched for Sunday by park crews after failing to come out of the park as planned the day before Thanksgiving.
No one knows more about the history of wildland fire in the United States than Stephen Pyne, a prodigious scholar, prolific writer, and former wildland firefighter who spent 15 years on the ground with the North Rim Hotshots. His encyclopedic knowledge and personal experience of wildland fire are exceptional credentials for writing this book, which traces the history of wildfire in America over the past half century.
In Part 1 of this story, Tom Nichols presented a brief history of the National Park Service’s fire management program, with reference to an article by Kyle Dickman, Fighting Fire with Fire. Dickman stated that Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks’ wildland fire management program is: “America’s most progressive forest management program,” and then asked: “why isn’t it being replicated elsewhere?” Part 2 serves to answer Dickman’s question.
The Fire Management Program Of The National Park Service: Great Expectations And Limited Results...Why?
A recent article about fire management in the National Park System praised Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks’ wildland fire management program as “America’s most progressive forest management program.” While Kyle Dickman goes on to wonder “why isn’t it being replicated elsewhere?”, the answer isn’t as simple as you might think.
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.
To give endangered frogs and other native species a leg up, human-introduced trout will be eradicated – sometimes with a chemical – from dozens of high-elevation ponds, streams, and lakes in Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks in California.