May 23 2016

Memorial Day Camp Ground & Road Closures

 

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 Supervisors Office

 Sierra National Forest

 1600 Tollhouse Rd. 

 Clovis, CA  93611

 

News Release

Media Contact: Iveth Hernandez

(559) 297-0706 ext. 4804

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Gearing up for Memorial Day

 

CLOVIS, Calif., May 20, 2016 – Memorial Day is next week, and due to the unprecedented number of hazard trees present and the associated risk to the public, the Sierra National Forest (SNF) will delay the opening of a number of campgrounds.  Keeping things in perspective, forces have been working virtually non-stop since last fall on this problem, and the majority of the campgrounds on the Forest will open on schedule this summer season.  Every effort was made to have those campgrounds which typically open on Memorial Day weekend to meet that schedule.  Due to the extremely large volume of tree mortality particularly in the 3000-6500 ft. elevation range however, not all have been treated in time for public use this upcoming holiday weekend. 

The response has truly been a team effort, with the USFS, state, county, tribal community, homeowners and industry all responding together to address the issue in and around the Sierra National Forest. We will be working continuously on these, adjacent roads, trails and fuel breaks throughout the entire season to reduce the risk to public safety.

 The following campgrounds which normally open for Memorial Day, will not be available; 

  Bass Lake Ranger District

 

  • Whishon Point Campground
  • Fish Creek Campground
  • Lakeside Picnic/Amphitheater
  • Recreation Point Camp/Picnic
  • Spring Cove Campground
  • Crane Valley Group Campground
  • Little Denver Church
  • Pine Slope
  • Jerseydale Campground
  • Rock Creek Campground
  • Placer Campground
  • Mammoth Pool Campground

 High Sierra Ranger District

 

  • Dorabelle Campground
  • Gigantea Campground

Ross Cabin is a historical site that is located approximately 300 ft. off of Forest Road 4S81. This site is surrounded with dead trees that are a hazard to the public and is also closed. Other campgrounds are still available and can be reserved at www.recreation.gov. For more information on the current status of the SNF, please contact your local ranger station.

Forest restoration is occurring throughout the forest and on several roads, which are subject to heavy equipment traffic. All of the following roads should be traveled on with caution.

 

  • 07S011X From County Rd 426 To End
  • 07S086 From County Rd 222 To County Rd 222 (It’s a loop road)
  • 07S062Y From County Rd 222 To The End
  • 07S023 From County Rd 223 To The End

 Due to road segment 07S024 From County Rd 426 to the junction of 07S022IA, being only one lane in a sloped area, also with heavy equipment traffic, its public access with be restricted into July.

 Included in this release is a poster for the widest distribution possible. The conditions on the Forest require a keen awareness of your surroundings, and assuming no unnecessary risk. A formal closure order will follow to document content of this release. 

  

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Iveth Hernandez 
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May 02 2016

4th Annual Whiskey Falls Trail Appreciation Day

 4th Annual Whiskey Falls Trail  

Appreciation Day

 

Iron Telephone Staging Area

 

           Saturday June 4, 2016              

 

Well spring has come and gone and we are well on our way into the summer months and the Forest Service has swung most of the locked gates open for the public to start using the forest again for the year.  The conditions in the forest just cannot get any better than they are right now and what a great time to come out and lend a hand to help make the Sierra National Forest a better place. 

 

 I am sure that everybody has been tinkering with their toys all winter and spring and are just itching to get out and play with them.  So bring out your wife, kids, friends and your favorite 4WD, ATV, JEEP, MOTORCYCLE, SUV, UTV or any other OHV you may have.  Or if you are into FISHING, HUNTING, MOUNTAIN BIKING, ROCK CLIMBING, or just like to use the Sierra National Forest and would like to lend a hand to help us improve the appearance and condition of the roads and trails here in the Sierra National Forest then this is the event for you.

 

 Please come join the Stewards of the Sierra National Forest and the Bass Lake Ranger District for a fun day of driving, riding, and trail appreciation support in the Whiskey Falls Area located at the intersection of Forest Road 8S09 (Peckinpah Rd) and 7S07 (Fish Creek Rd) for you GPS minded folks ( N 37° 15.449  W 119° 26.931 ) just above North Fork California.  We will meet at the Iron Telephone Staging Area (Green Snow Gate) at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday morning June 4, 2016 and will split into groups from there.

 

Our mission for the day is to have a lot of fun driving, and riding around the area and do some light maintenance on the road and trail system and remove as much of the unsightly trash left lying around.  The Stewards of the Sierra will provide all of the tools and supplies necessary to accomplish this great day of giving back to your forest and helping to improve and keep your OHV areas clean and open.  At the end of the day the Stewards will be hosting a FREE BBQ LUNCH WITH YOUR REGISTRATION and our sponsors will be hosting a FREE RAFLE TABLE full of swag.

 

             

 

  So bring a couple of your friends, get your clubs involved and come out and have some fun and make a difference in your forest.  Let’s show the Forest Service just how much we care about our Sierra National Forest and how working together we can keep it open for everybody to enjoy.

 

 To help us plan and make sure we have enough Drinks, Equipment, and Food please take a moment to REGISTER HERE.  Or go to  www.sotsnf.org and click on the REGISTRATION BANNER to let us know how many of you will be attending.  Or give me a call at 559-977-2482 If you need more information.  Let’s make the 4th Annual Whiskey Falls Trail Appreciation Day a great one and kick off a great summer of fun in the forest. 


Steve Cowdrey 

Trail Boss

Stewards of the Sierra National Forest 

P.O. Box 601 

North Fork Ca. 93643 

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Volunteer Trail Group of the Year 

2011/2013 Sierra National Forest 

2011/2013 Region 5 All of California 

2011 USDA/ USFS Nation Wide

 

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May 01 2016

Over 100 Turn Out for our 6th Annual Miami Trails Appreciation Day

 

Well if you were not at our 6th Annual Miami Trails Appreciation Day on Saturday April 30, 2016 you have no idea what you missed. (See the pictures posted on our Facebook Page).  The weather was beautiful all day long thru our Free BBQ Lunch hosted by the Stewards and prepared by our chefs Russ and Zach.

 

 Our registration crew was staffed by Sharon, Joyce, and Leslie. They did a great job getting everybody registered and their Free Raffle tickets in hand. We had over 100 people show up for the day and we had many different types of OHVs in attendance.

 After our morning safety meeting done by Steve our Trail Boss for the day and an update on the new proposed Black Hawk OHV Park in Madera County given by Rick Farinelli everybody got into groups and went out into the Miami Trails Area and did a little light trail maintenance and removed all of the unsightly trash left laying around by careless people.

 A big Thank You to Summer for hauling a full pickup load of trash to the dumpster for us. Way to Go Girl.

 We all met back at the staging area in the afternoon for a great BBQ lunch of hamburgers, hot dogs and all of the fixings and to give away the tables full of Free Swag donated by our sponsors.

 I did mention that the weather was beautiful thru our lunch right. Well just after everyone had eaten and we started into our raffle that’s when it changed and the skies decided to open up and let a little bit of liquid sunshine fall down from the heavens.

 But that did not stop our raffle. One of our sponsors had donated a box full of umbrellas for us to give away during our raffle.  Up until that point no one was picking umbrellas from the swag table.  That changed quickly as the rain drops seemed to change to what felt like Buckets Full of Water coming down from the heavens. At that point we handed out all of the umbrellas and a lot of people got to know each other a lot better as they were huddling under them from the rain.  Good News is, no left and we continued to hand out swag and the rain quit after about 10 minutes.

 All in all everybody had a good time and everyone made some new friends and riding buddies.  I want to send out a BIG THANK YOU to all of our sponsors for supporting the Stewards and helping to Keep Public Lands Open to the Public Not From the Public and all of the great work you our members do out in the Sierra National Forest to help keep it in shape for you and your families enjoyment.

 If you missed this event don’t worry as we will be hosting our 4th Annual Whiskey Falls Trail Appreciation Day on Saturday June 4, 2016 at the Iron Telephone Staging Area located above North Fork California just off of Forest road 8S09.  More Info coming soon.  I am looking forward to seeing all of you there and many more new faces also as the Stewards of the Sierra grow larger all of the time.

Mike

 

Apr 24 2016

6th Annual Miami Trails Appreciation Day Update

 

6th Annual Miami Trails 

Appreciation Day 

Kamook Staging Area 

Saturday April 30, 2016

 

Well its getting real close to our 6th Annual Miami Trails Appreciation Day.  The Stewards of the Sierra National Forest in conjunction with our Sponsors have a table full of FREE SWAG to give away at the end of our trail day.  We will also have a LIMITED QUANTITY of our World Famous Tee Shirts and Hats for you to purchase to help support the trial work done here in the Sierra National Forest to keep your favorite roads and trails open for you and your families’ enjoyment.  

 

ATV/UTV WINCH AND ACCESSORY PACK RAFFLE 

Free BBQ Lunch 

 

                     

 

 We will be awarding some swag for the following categories: 

Most bizarre item collected  Most items collected  

Largest single item collected

 

Please come join the Stewards of the Sierra National Forest and the Bass Lake Ranger District for a fun day of trail riding and trail appreciation support at the Miami Trails Riding Area located off of Highway 41 just above Oakhurst Ca.  We will meet at the Kamook Staging area at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday morning April 30, 2016 and will split into groups from there.  Your Trail Boss for the day will be Steve Cowdrey.  

Our mission for the day is to have some fun riding around the area and do some light maintenance on the road and trail system and remove as much of the unsightly waste left lying around.  The Stewards of the Sierra will provide all of the tools and supplies necessary to accomplish this great day of giving back to the forest and helping to improve and keep your riding areas open.  

 

So bring a couple of your friends, get your club involved and your favorite OHV and come out and have some fun and make a difference in your forest.  Lets show the Forest Service just how much we care about our Sierra National Forest and how working together we can keep it open for everybody to enjoy.

 

 To help us plan and make sure we have enough Drinks, Equipment, and Food please take a moment to REGISTER (Click Here).  Or go to www.sotsnf.org  and click on the REGISTRATION BANNER let us know how many of you will be attending.  Or give me a call at 559-977-2482.  Let’s make this 6th Annual Miami Trails Appreciation Day a great one and kick off a great spring of fun in the Sierra National Forest.  

 

Steve Cowdrey

Stewards of the Sierra National Forest

P.O. Box 601

North Fork Ca. 93643

www.sotsnf.org

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2011/2013 Sierra National Forest 

2011/2013 Region 5 All of California 

2011 USDA USFS Nation Wide

 

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