Unnamed Lake Below Slab Lake

Unnamed Lake below Slab lake, Ansel Adams Wilderness, access via Fernandez Trail. Photo by: Joshua Courter, District Hydrologist

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The public comment period on the Sierra National Forests draft Land Management Plan (LMP) and draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), will end on September 26, 2019. To learn about the EIS and LMP, and to make comments please select this link Sierra Forest Plan Revision.


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Sierra National Forest Officials issue Forest Order No.05-15-51-18-15 Ferguson Fire Area Trail Closures

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Hazard Tree Removal along Road 274 has been extended. Traffic control will occur from 8 to 9 AM. One way traffic control; 9 AM to 12 PM,  FULL CLOSURE; 12 PM to 5 PM, One way traffic control. Expect 20 minute hold times. Detour will be along Rd. 432 back to Rd. 222 until further notice.

Archery Hunting Season Begins - Hunting Zone D6/D7

Sierra National Forest Officials Issue: Trail Closure Order Shadow of the Giants Trail

Information regarding Campgrounds: Forest Order No. 05-15-00-19-08 Developed Recreation Site and Road Closure

You can get a campfire permit online!

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