Kernville, CA – On June 5, 2015, 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.

The 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.  
 

 
 Mission

The Sequoia ForestKeeper® mission is to protect and restore the ecosystems of the southern Sierra Nevada – including both the Sequoia National Forest and the Giant Sequoia National Monument – through monitoring, enforcement, education, and litigation.

By acting as the eyes, ears, and voice of the forest, SFK seeks to improve land management practices, to promote land stewardship, to enforce existing laws and regulations, to implement public awareness programs, and to offer assistance to local land management agencies.

What we Do

   

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Sequoia ForestKeeper®
P.O. Box 2134
Kernville, CA  93238

Phone: 760-376-4434
Toll Free:  866-Keep Trees (533-7873)
Fax: 760-376-4505

 
 
 
 

   
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Latest News from the Forest
 
July 29, 2015
 
Please find more information in our letter to SWRCB (State Water Resources Control Board) and write your comment to SWRCB and email to Rick Satkowski.
Please address the petition by including the following subject heading.
RE: June 8, 2015 Temporary Urgency Change Petition Concerning SWP/CVP and Water Deliveries, in relation to the April 6, 2015 TUCO.
 
July 6, 2015
These two pdfs contain the SFK and WURU objections that were submitted as an addendum to our previous complaints that current SWRCB orders, which enable water diversions to commercial industry, damage the environment without regard to impacts to wildlife or the public trust.
 
 
 
June 19, 2015     
The use of irrigated water for livestock feed crop production is both wasteful and unreasonable during this time of drought in California; such use also conflicts with the “waste or unreasonable use” section of the California Constitution. 
 
 
 
The Biomass Monitor - June 2015 - In Memory of those who have Fallen 
 
February 28, 2015
 
February 13, 2015
December 2, 2014
 
September 30, 2014
 
September 22, 2014
 
September 2, 2014
 
August 1, 2014
April 16, 2014
 
March 18, 2014
SFK Sues Forest Service over Logging Project
 
January 23, 2014
Summer 2014 Job Opportunities - (4 positions) click to download the announcements.
 
December 16, 2013
 
December 13, 2013
 
November 25, 2013
Hume Hazard Tree Removal Appeal
 
November 14, 2013
 
November 12, 2013
 
 
October 31, 2013
 
October 3, 2013
 
October 2, 2013
 
September 12, 2013
 
September 3, 2013
New Programs Director  - Alison Sheehey, aka Nature Ali
 
August 28, 2013
 
August 1, 2013:
Intern Presentation Announcement

July 23, 2013:
Action Items
Please visit these links to sign petitions or send letters via our associate organizations.