Sequoia National Forest Plan

May 21, 2018
Our partners at California Wilderness Coalition, Sierra Forest Legacy, the Sierra Club and other organizations are preparing wilderness recommendations to include in the upcoming Sequoia National Forest Plan.
Proposed wilderness additions in the southern portion of Sequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument will protect roadless areas and watersheds ensuring clean drinking water, conserving habitat for a diversity of fish and wildlife, protecting outstanding scenery, and providing opportunities for human-powered recreation. Additions to Golden Trout and Domeland Wilderness and stand-alone wilderness proposals for Cannell Peak and Stormy Canyon will protect lower elevation ecosystems that are typically under-represented in the wilderness preservation system but are at least as important as rock and ice wilderness because of the inherent biodiversity of these areas and the connectivity for wildlife movement corridors. These wilderness proposals have been crafted with input from citizens and boundaries were drawn to respect existing legal motorized uses. A supplemental draft plan will be available for public comment later in the year.