June 18, 2019 Update:
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks to Host Field Trip on June 30, 2019 in Wilsonia, at Grant Grove, to view National Park Service properties available for Land Exchanges
On June 30, 2019, the park will host an open house at Wilsonia to view the properties that are available for exchange as part of the implementation of the Plan for the Disposition of NPS-owned Cabins within Wilsonia, approved on February 13, 2014.
Interested parties should meet the NPS at the Wilsonia Clubhouse at 10 am on Sunday, June 30. Participants will drive to each of the NPS-owned cabins still available for exchange. Carpooling is suggested.
For a listing and photos of NPS-owned cabins still available for exchange, see: https://parkplanning.nps.gov/document.cfm?parkID=342&projectID=39651&documentID=92674
Starting July 1, 2019 the National Park Service (NPS) at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks (Parks) will again be seeking Requests for Expression of Interest (RFEI) in the exchange of federally owned, improved residential properties at Wilsonia, Kings Canyon National Park, for privately owned, unimproved properties within the boundaries of Parks. This is the second opportunity to submit RFEIs for the Wilsonia Land Exchange.
The purpose of this RFEI is to solicit responses from individuals who may be interested in exchanging their vacant property within Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks for one of remaining properties improved with residential cabins located in the Wilsonia Historic District (District) within Kings Canyon National Park. The NPS objective is to help preserve the residential cabins within the District at Wilsonia by offering interested and qualified parties an opportunity to acquire them by exchange for undeveloped land in Wilsonia or other areas of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. All historic properties that are exchanged through this process are to be maintained in accordance with the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties (see https://www.nps.gov/tps/standards/treatment-guidelines-2017.pdf)
Legal authority for exchanges at the Parks is contained in the Land & Water Conservation Fund Act (LWCF) (Public Law 88-578, et seq.) (54 U.S.C. 102901).
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