Sequoia National Forest http://kvpr.org en Shirley Fire Threatens Homes, Prompts Evacuation http://kvpr.org/post/shirley-fire-threatens-homes-prompts-evacuation <p></p><p><strong>&nbsp; Update:&nbsp;As of 1 p.m. Wednesday, the blaze is 90 percent contained and has charred 2,646 acres. All evacuations have been lifted.</strong></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A rapidly moving wildfire in the Sequoia National Forest has already engulfed 2,200 acres and is threatening 1,000 homes near the Kern County community of Lake Isabella</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. KVPR’s Diana Aguilera&nbsp;reports.</span></p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 00:33:07 +0000 Diana Aguilera 34309 at http://kvpr.org Shirley Fire Threatens Homes, Prompts Evacuation Commentary: Time To Save The Sierra's Vanishing Trails http://kvpr.org/post/commentary-time-save-sierras-vanishing-trails <p>One of the great things about living in California’s Central Valley is the easy access to one of the great mountain ranges of the world, the Sierra Nevada, and its beautiful forests. Unfortunately, through no fault of anyone in the valley, that access is being threatened.</p><p>As a lifelong Californian, I’ve grown to love the mountains so much that I’ve done volunteer work in the forests of the Sierra for the past 15 years. And over that time, I’ve seen a dramatic shift in the condition of the forests. The problems are twofold: a lack of funding, and a lack of personnel.</p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 23:25:49 +0000 Ken Murray for Zocalo Public Square 27537 at http://kvpr.org Commentary: Time To Save The Sierra's Vanishing Trails California Drought Results In Rare January Forest Fire In The Sierra Nevada http://kvpr.org/post/california-drought-results-rare-january-forest-fire-sierra-nevada <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Historically dry conditions in the Sierra Nevada have resulted in a rare January wildfire burning in a remote area of the Golden Trout Wilderness, about 20 miles east of </span>Springville<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>The Soda Fire was discovered on Tuesday by officials with the Sequoia National Forest. So far the fire has consumed around 130 acres, and is burning at a moderate rate. No structures are threatened.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 20:42:52 +0000 Joe Moore 27239 at http://kvpr.org California Drought Results In Rare January Forest Fire In The Sierra Nevada Fish Fire Grows In Southern Sierra Near Springville http://kvpr.org/post/fish-fire-grows-southern-sierra-near-springville <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Fish Fire, which was sparked by lightning &nbsp;in the remote Golden Trout Wilderness has now grown to over 1,450 acres.</span></p><p>Officials report that the fire is just 7 percent contained. It is burning in a remote area within the Sequoia National Forest about 25 miles northeast of Springville, near the Kern River. The fire has grown by 450 acres since Sunday.</p> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 20:27:56 +0000 Joe Moore 20608 at http://kvpr.org Fish Fire Grows In Southern Sierra Near Springville