forest http://kvpr.org en Sierra's National Forest Trails Need Help From Volunteers http://kvpr.org/post/sierras-national-forest-trails-need-help-volunteers <p>One of the best parts of living in Central California is our proximity to the Central Sierra. Right in our backyard, we have treasures like Mt Whitney, the Kern River, Sequoia, Kings Canyon and Yosemite National Parks, plus thousands of acres of wilderness lands. But when it comes to the Sequoia National Forest and others in the National Forest system, budget cuts over recent years have taken a toll.</p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 20:46:40 +0000 Joe Moore 28040 at http://kvpr.org Sierra's National Forest Trails Need Help From Volunteers 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 Despite Shutdown, Rim Fire Recovery Moves Forward http://kvpr.org/post/despite-shutdown-rim-fire-recovery-moves-forward <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">National parks across the country may be off-limits to visitors due to the government shutdown, but in the Sierra, it hasn&rsquo;t stopped efforts to recover from the Rim Fire.</span></p><p>A crew of around 50 fire response specialists are still on the job in the Stanislaus National Forest and in Yosemite National Park.</p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 01:02:16 +0000 Ezra David Romero 22474 at http://kvpr.org Despite Shutdown, Rim Fire Recovery Moves Forward