Sequoia National Forest begins Hazard Tree Temoval along Generals Highway

Plan for 30-Minute Delays Monday through Friday

Contractors began implementing the Generals Highway Roadside Hazard Tree Removal project on Wednesday, May 1, 2024. The contract is in partnership with Great Basin Institute, with whom Sequoia National Forest has stewardship agreements to increase the pace and scale of restoration.

Contractors will be felling and removing trees within the Hume Lake Ranger District of the Sequoia National Forest/Giant Sequoia National Monument. These trees, posing a significant hazard to the Generals Highway, will be removed to enhance visitor safety and safeguard infrastructure. This project, spanning approximately 10.5 miles of the Generals Highway, will commence at the Redwood Mountain Overlook, progressing south and east to Forest Route 15S03 and the Sequoia National Park boundary. Please note that operations will be conducted from Monday to Friday and may lead to traffic delays of up to 30 minutes.

The Great Basin Institute is an interdisciplinary field studies organization that promotes environmental research, education, and service throughout the west. The Institute’s mission is to advance applied science and ecological literacy through community engagement and agency partnerships, supporting national parks, forests, open spaces, and public lands. GBI is working with and under the guidance of the Hume Lake Ranger District Ecosystem Management staff

[SOURCE: Sequoia National Forest]

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