Wilderness Stewardship Plan
The Wilderness Stewardship Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (WSP/DEIS) for Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks (SEKI) is now available for public review and comment through August 25, 2014.
The NPS will use the management framework established by the WSP/DEIS 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.
Due to the size of the document, and expense of printing, we have very limited printed copies of the two volume document; however we have CD copies available. Printed copies will be 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 will be 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 ends on August 25, 2014.
For additional information, plan on attending one or more of our scheduled public meetings - see the "Meeting Notices" link on this page. Also, a public Webinar is planned for August. More information about the Webinar will be posted under "Meeting Notices" once it is available.
Area libraries where printed copies of the WSP/DEIS will be available after June 27, 2014:
•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