For Immediate ReleaseContact: Rebecca PatersonPhone: (559) 702 3400Email: seki_public_affairs@
SEQUOIA AND KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS, Calif. January 13, 2023 – Beginning as early as January 17 through the middle of February, fire personnel at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks will be burning piles of cut wood and other vegetation in the Big Stump area of Grant Grove and the Lodgepole area of Giant Forest.
The 168-acre Big Stump pile burn project area is located north of the Big Stump Entrance Station and along the west and east sides of Highway 180 to the Big Stump parking area.
The 41-acre Lodgepole pile burn project area encompasses the Lodgepole picnic area and a portion of the Lodgepole employee housing area.
Throughout the duration of the project, smoke or burning piles may be visible near the entrance to Grant Grove and along Highway 180, and in the Lodgepole area along the Generals Highway. Specific timing for the work will be dependent upon air quality windows, weather, and staffing levels.
The restorative thinning and piling phase of the Big Stump project was managed by The Great Basin Institute as part of the Grant Grove Big Stump Ecological Restoration Project, Phase One.