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.
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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.
Search-and-rescue missions in the National Park System are stressful. The clock is always ticking, the landscapes to be searched varied and dangerous at times, and the outcome never assured. Two SARs this past weekend in the parks, one in Denali National Park and one in Sequoia National Park, ended with two very different outcomes.
King Sequoia: The Tree That Inspired A Nation, Created Our National Park System, And Changed The Way We Think About Nature
One of my favorite spots in California, just a few miles away from the congestion of the Mariposa Grove in Yosemite National Park, is a little known forest glen: Nelder Grove. A century ago this was a logging site, formerly named Fresno Grove, where the towering Sequoias crashed to the ground, to be cut up for grape stakes and fence posts. Massive stumps dot the quiet, verdant hillside, and some giants yet still stand. I always asked myself why, and how, this grove fell, while others went untouched, and were protected.
Due to high summer heat, ongoing drought conditions, and sparse rainfall, fire danger is increasing across many parts of the National Park System in the western United States.
A subsidiary of Delaware North Co., which is locked in a trademark battle with the National Park Service at Yosemite National Park, has retained its concessions business at Sequoia National Park for the next decade.
A 17-year-old girl was rescued Saturday in Sequoia National Park in California after being swept 500 feet downstream and through a section of rapids.
A study from the U.S. Geological Survey and National Park Service shows that thinning forests with prescribed fire can reduce the effects of drought. Climate change is expected to amplify drought conditions in California so using science to better understand the impacts of drought is of great importance to resource managers such as the National Park Service.