Wilderness Stewardship Plan
The Wilderness Stewardship Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (WSP/DEIS) for Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks (SEKI) public review has been completed. We are currently analyzing the 254 comment letters we received on the draft plan and will be developing responses and preparing a final plan in the next few months .
The NPS will use the management framework established by the Wilderness Stewardship Plan to preserve wilderness character, provide opportunities for and encourage public use and enjoyment of the wilderness, and improve conditions in areas where there may be unacceptable levels of impacts on wilderness character.
If you are interested in reading the draft plan, we have CD copies available. Printed copies are available at area libraries in Tulare, Fresno, Kern, and Inyo counties, and at the SEKI visitor centers at Ash Mountain, Lodgepole, Giant Forest Museum, Cedar Grove, Mineral King, and Grant Grove. To obtain a CD copy of the document, please contact Nancy Hendricks, environmental protection specialist, at (559) 565-3102.
The full WSP/DEIS is also available electronically on this website under "Document List" along with concise "fact sheets" that will help you navigate the document, comment, and learn more about key topics. Also, check out the interactive maps to learn more about stock use and grazing restrictions, and campfire restrictions. There is also supplemental and supporting materials available.
The public comment period for this document ended on August 25, 2014.
For additional information, view the Webinar on the Management Preferred Alternative (Alternative 2) available under "Links."
Area libraries where printed copies of the WSP/DEIS is available:
•Clovis Regional Library
•Fresno County Libraries: Bear Mountain Branch; Central Branch; Fowler Branch; Kingsburg Branch; Orange Cove Branch; Parlier Branch; Reedley Branch; Sanger Branch; Selma Branch; Sunnyside Branch
•Kern County Libraries: Bakersfield - Beale Memorial Library
•Inyo County Libraries: Big Pine Branch; Lone Pine Branch; Bishop Branch
•Tulare County Libraries: Dinuba Branch; Exeter Branch; Lindsay Branch; Three Rivers Branch; Visalia Branch; Porterville Public Library
•Merced County Libraries: Merced Library
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
Attn: Wilderness Stewardship Plan
47050 Generals Highway, Three Rivers, CA 93271