The NPS is once again planning on tampering with wilderness areas, this time with a massive planting project that covers six sequoia groves: Homer’s Nose, Board Camp, Dillonwood, Suwanee, Redwood Mountain, and New Oriole.
Snowshoeing Sequoias California
The wintertime wonder of snowshoeing through a forest of ancient giant sequoias.
Mariposa Grove is on Fire – The Most “Managed” Sequoia Grove of All California
Mariposa Grove has a long history of being managed. Millions of dollars were spent cutting and burning the forest in 2018. Yet, it’s on fire anyway.
Spotted Owls in a Giant Sequoia California
While hiking from tree to tree in a wilderness grove hardly anyone ever sees, I came across two spotted owls, a parent and baby, high up in a sequoia cavity.
Sequoia Loss in the 2021 Windy and KNP Complex Fires California
Thousands of giant sequoias perished in the 2021 Windy and KNP Complex fires. Combined with the Castle Fire last year, the immensity of this loss is impossible to fathom. The sequoias are harbingers of our planet’s destruction. Updated: October 30, 2022.
2020 Castle Fire Recap: One Year Later – Complete Grove Conditions California
A recap of the 2020 SQF Complex / Castle Fire one year later, including impact summaries for each grove. Plus, new fires in the sequoias.
Bears We’ve Known California
The story of our encounters with five bears in a sequoia grove.
Alder Creek Grove after the SQF Complex / Castle Fire – October 28, 2020 California
All giant sequoia are dead in the western section of Alder Creek Grove.