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2010-04-30 14:44:00

NAPA VALLEY, Calif., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Sequoia Grove Winery is proud to announce a partnership with the Sequoia Parks Foundation (SPF) through the development of the Sequoia Grove Winery Save a Tree Campaign, continuing the winery's longtime commitment to preserving both its natural environment and the future of giant sequoias. The program begins today on National Arbor Day, Friday, April 30th, with an event at the winery and will continue through the end of the year. The Sequoia...

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2010-03-18 09:25:00

A 3,000-year record from 52 of the world's oldest trees shows that California's western Sierra Nevada was droughty and often fiery from 800 to 1300, according to new research. Scientists reconstructed the 3,000-year history of fire by dating fire scars on ancient giant sequoia trees, Sequoiadendron giganteum, in the Giant Forest of Sequoia National Park. Individual giant sequoias can live more than 3,000 years. "It's the longest tree-ring fire history in the world, and it's from this amazing...

2008-10-12 12:00:11

By Tracie Cone Associated Press PORTERVILLE, Calif. -- National forests and parks -- long popular with Mexican marijuana-growing cartels -- have become home to some of the most polluted pockets of wilderness in America because of the toxic chemicals needed to eke lucrative harvests from rocky mountainsides, federal officials said. The grow sites have taken hold from the West Coast's Cascade Mountains, as well as on federal lands in Kentucky, Tennessee and West Virginia. Seven hundred...

2008-09-07 12:00:11

By Garance Burke Associated Press VISALIA, Calif. -- Federal researchers are warning that warming temperatures could soon cause California's giant sequoia trees to die off more quickly unless forest managers plan with an eye toward climate change and the impact of a longer, harsher wildfire season. Hot, dry weather over the last two decades already has contributed to the deaths of an unusual number of old-growth pine and fir trees growing in Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks, according...

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2008-09-05 13:00:00

Warming temperatures will cause California's giant sequoia trees to die off more quickly unless forest managers plan with an eye toward climate change and the impact of a longer, harsher wildfire season, federal researchers warned. Recent research from the U.S. Geological Survey said hot and dry weather over the last two decades already has contributed to the deaths of an unusual number of old-growth pine and fir trees growing in Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks. Nathan Stephenson, a...

2008-07-03 00:00:12

By Marek Warszawski, The Fresno Bee, Calif. Jul. 2--Topographic maps lie open on the dining-room table, keeping company with scribbled menus and half-finished itineraries. Sleeping bag and tent air out in the spare bedroom. Favorite hiking boots await a fresh coat of Nikwax and new pair of laces. Yes, it's that time of year. Another backpacking trip is just around the bend. Two this month, actually, and I can hardly wait to hit the trail. First, a three-day exploration of the Mineral...

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2006-01-18 13:02:15

KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Calif. -- Spiders, centipedes and scorpion-like critters are among the 27 new animal species that biologists have discovered in the dark, damp caves of two Central California national parks, officials announced Tuesday. The finds were made during a three-year study of 30 caves in Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks. Many of the creatures live only in caves - and some only in one particular cave of Sequoia and Kings Canyon, according to the study, conducted by...

2005-11-14 20:03:38

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A federal judge temporarily barred a logging project on Monday that would have included a small section of California's Giant Sequoia National Monument. The plan in question would thin trees across 1,322 acres , of which under a quarter are within the Giant Sequoia National Monument, in an effort to protect a small local community against forest fires, said Matt Mathes, a spokesman for the U.S. Forest Service in California. The Monument spans 328,000 acres...


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Sequoia National Park
2013-04-17 17:03:11

Sequoia National Park is located in the United States in the southern area of the Sierra Nevada. The park contains 404,063 acres of protected land that was once inhabited by the Western Mono Native American tribe. The best evidence of Native American inhabitants are the pictographs found on Potwisha and Hospital Rock and bedrock mortars, tools that were sued to crush acorns. When European explorers and settlers entered the area, smallpox had already decimated the Native American...

Kings Canyon National Park
2013-03-19 12:16:00

Kings Canyon National Park is located in southern Sierra, Nevada. The park encompasses an area that was once General Grant National Park, which was established in 1890, in order to preserve a grove of giant sequoia trees. The area was known to European settlers in the mid-nineteenth century, but was not well-known until 1873, after John Muir visited and found the environment to be similar to Yosemite valley. Harold Ickes, a United States Secretary of Interior, supported the idea of...

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