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Sierra National Forest

Replanting Our Nation’s Forests


Forest Overview

Sierra National Forest
Located just south of Yosemite National Park, the Sierra National Forest is one of the most popular National Forests in the country. And it’s no wonder. More than 1.3 million acres of rugged wilderness areas, spectacular mountain scenery, and numerous opportunities for recreation await the more than 726,000 visitors each year.

Sierra National Forest Needs Our Help

The Upper San Joaquin River Watershed has experienced not only several major fires but also tree mortality. The most significant impacts came from the Aspen Fire in 2013 (22,800 acres) and the French Fire in 2014 (13,837 acres). Reforestation efforts in high-intensity burn areas will help to restore the landscape, reestablish habitat connectivity for area wildlife, and protect area waterways.



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