Comments and Appeals concerning Giant Sequoia National Monument
Sequoia ForestKeeper assures environmentally sound compliance with the laws through participation in project-level planning, commenting, appealing, and when necessary litigating proposed projects that could negatively affect the ecosystems of the southern Sierra Nevada, including the Giant Sequoia National Monument and Forest.
Click on any of the links below to view our latest comments and appeals.
Giant Sequoia National Monument Management Plan
Comments and Appeals
20 December 2016
29 November 2016
6 September 2016
May 13, 2016
The Giant Sequoia National Monument Wishon Project demonstrates how little Sequoia National Forest staff understand the responsibility and duties to manage the Monument in accordance with the specific mandates of the Proclamation that created it. They are proposing a large scale project involving thousands of acres. which has multiple components many of which are controversial in their approach to forest restoration and fuels treatment.
Find our three comment letters linked below and the supporting documentation.
Attachments and Material Referenced in the above letters.
March 11, 2016
February 19, 2016
December 10, 2015
November 16, 2015
June 30, 2015
Comments for McKee Water SUP Scoping Comments for Sequoia ForestKeeper, Center for Biological Diversity, & the Kern-Kaweah Chapter Sierra Club.
Sequoia ForestKeeper® (SFK), a nonprofit organization, won a judgment in
its lawsuit against the U.S. Forest Service for approving a logging project in
the Giant Sequoia National Monument.
The Hume Roadside and Recreation Site Hazard Tree Project was unlawfully
attempting to sell trees from within The Monument where tree removal is
restricted by Presidential Proclamation to where “clearly needed” for
ecological restoration and maintenance or public safety.
judge’s opinion establishes justifiably tough standards the Forest Service must
meet if it ever wants to remove trees from the Monument in the future
September 22, 2014
June 9, 2014
March 7, 2014
Hume Hazard Project objection press release.
November 25, 2013
Hume Hazard Project proposal to remove and sell trees is unacceptable as the project would be equally effective without tree removal. Sequoia ForestKeeper (SFK), the Kern-Kaweah Chapter of the Sierra Club (SC), and the John Muir Project of Earth Island Institute (JMP) have therefore appealed this decision that flies in the face of the protections of the forest that were within the declaration of the GSNM which states that “Mechanical treatment with tree removal will only be considered if other methods do not meet ecological objectives in the project purpose and need.” Exhibit B is a voice mail recording that has been redacted due to privacy concerns but can be made available.
Sept. 6, 2013