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Dear Friend of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks:

On this website, the Final General Management Plan and Comprehensive River Management Plan / Environmental Impact Statement for Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks and Middle and South Forks of the Kings River and North Fork of the Kern River can be found by clicking the "Document List" link in the column to the left.

The plan is presented in three volumes. The first volume includes the Purpose of and Need for Action, and the Alternatives. The second volume includes the Affected Environment, Environmental Consequences, Appendixes, Glossary, Selected Bibliography, Preparers and Consultants, and the Index. The third volume presents the Comments on and Responses to the Draft Environmental Impact Statement.

This notice is provided pursuant to the May 29, 2012 Remedy Order issued by the United States District Court for the Northern District of California in the case High Sierra Hikers Assn. v. U.S. Department of the Interior, Case Number 09-cv-04621 (RS). The public is advised that portions of the General Management Plan and its Record of Decision (ROD) have been vacated by the Court's Remedy Order.

The portions of the GMP and ROD that have been vacated are those that "provide: (1) programmatic guidance regarding the type or level of commercial stock services necessary in SEKI's wilderness; [and] (2) direction as to the need, appropriateness, or size of developments, structures, or facilities used completely or partially for commercial stock services. This includes all references to the future development or installation of stock facilities including, but not limited to, those anticipated in the Ash Mountain/Foothills area, at North Fork, in the South Fork and Dillonwood areas, in Mineral King, and to replace the Wolverton station."

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks' approved final Wilderness Stewardship Plan addresses the types and levels of commercial stock use that are necessary in these parks' wilderness and the need, appropriateness and/or size of stock related facilities. The final Wilderness Stewardship Plan can be found at: