With the recent deposit of snow in the Sierra we are planning trips in the Sespe Wilderness through June of 2016. We currently have one trip on the calendar with three more trips in the planning stages. We are going to be working on the Gene Marshall-Piedra Blanca Trail. The Sespe Wilderness is located in Southern California within the Los Padres National Forest.Continue Reading
While on a recon trip to Maggie lakes in the Golden Trout Wilderness on May 30, 2015, Wilderness Corps discovered 23 large tress blocking the trail. Wilderness Corps consulted with the USFS Western Divide Ranger District and organized a Crosscut trip to remove as many of these trees from the trail as possible.
On June 30, 2015 Wilderness Corps Volunteers with an American Conservation Experience (ACE) Crew departed the Summit Trailhead in search of these trees. We took two Crosscut Saws and some hand tools along with the usual backcountry gear (tent, stove, bear canister, food, etc). As we hiked we cut the trees that we came upon blocking the trail.Continue Reading
We are celebrating the 31st birthday of the Dinkey Lakes Wilderness by giving something back to this spectacular and popular area. Wilderness Corps is working with the Wilderness Rangers of the Sierra National Forest on a large-scale restoration project that will tackle the several campsites and user-created trails near South Lake in the Dinkey Lakes Wilderness of the Sierra National Forest. Work will focus on the removal and/or closure of campsites located too close to water that are damaging lakeshore habitat and potentially affecting water quality.
Sequoia Wildland Fires 2015: Lightning strikes ignited a dozen new fires across the Sequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument over the past few days. As of 11:30 a.m. on Sunday July 5th, the following lightning caused fires have been discovered.
Western Divide Ranger District – Grey, Angora, Shotgun and Trout 2 Fires
Hume Lake Ranger District – Loggers, Jennie, Evans, and Rowell Fires
Kern River Ranger District – Pinyon, Rocky, Trout, Burton, and Piutes Fires
Firefighters are using Minimum Impact Suppression Tactics (MIST) when the fires are located in the Golden Trout Wilderness. Firefighters will suppress the fire with the least impact to the land. They will stop the spread to contain it within a designated perimeter boundary made up of natural barriers, and remain onsite to ensure it stays within that boundary.Continue Reading
Lightning strikes ignited a dozen new fires across the Sequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument over the past few days. The “Grey Fire” is the largest at six acres, and is burning near Grey Meadow in the Golden Trout Wilderness approximately 15 miles northeast of Springville on the Western Divide Ranger District.Continue Reading