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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.

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P.O. Box 2134
Kernville, CA  93238

Phone: 760-376-4434

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Latest News from the Forest
 
4 April 2017
 
17 March 2017
Eleven science-based conservation groups including SFK, sent this comment letter regarding the 2017 Draft of the CalFire's California Forest Carbon Plan. The non-science base of the plan will likely cause substantial damage to forest ecosystems and habitats throughout California.
 
15 March 2017
 
 

14 February 2017 - updated and corrected submission
In the previous January 17, 2017 submission by Wasteful Unreasonable Methane Uprising, Sequoia ForestKeeper a spreadsheet set concerning global GHG emissions and global surface temperature change values was submitted. A few minor errors concerning notes on Sheet 1, lines 57, 58, and 70 have been corrected, as well as a few other changes have been incorporated.
1. Recalculated Anthropogenic GHG Emissions Global Surface Temperature Change 1950-2016
 
Attachments
5.Producción de energía a partir de los gases rúminales del bovino (Energy production from bovine ruminant gases.)
 
12 January 2017
CARB Natural Working Lands
Modeling comment on the urgent need to increase net carbon sequestration.
 
20 December 2016
 
9 December 2016
29 November 2016
 
21 November 2016
 
14 November 2016
 
19 September 2016
 
13 September 2016
 
6 September 2016
 
25 August 2016
 
August 4, 2016
In this letter sent today to the State Water Resources Control Board (State Board) and the Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR) eleven organizations including SFK raised a fundamental concern with the process for exempting drinking water sources from the protections of the Safe Drinking Water Act in order for oil and gas companies to inject wastewater into aquifers.
“The use of already depleted groundwater aquifers to dispose of oil field wastewater is a wasteful, unreasonable use of water. The State Board has a duty to nullify this wasteful, unreasonable use of our aquifers, and to recalibrate and rebalance the groundwater system in light of current and likely future droughts and other threats posed by climate change.”
 
26 May 2016
The California Air Resources Board is attempting to regulate carbon emission, yet they don't address the methane contribution of the livestock industry or the carbon emitted by burning biomass. Sequoia ForestKeeper: Ara Marderosian, Wasteful Unreasonable Methane Uprising: Todd Shuman, and Ventura County Climate Hub: Jan Dietrick outline their concerns in this comment letter.
Attachments:
Climate impact of beef: an analysis considering multiple time scales and production methods without use of global warming potentials. RT Pierrehumbert {Grass fed vs feedlot Eshel Pierrehumbert 2015}
Letter from Center for Biological Diversity and Climate Change Law Foundation to CARB on their Proposed Short-Lived Climate Pollutant Reduction Strategy and Draft
Environmental Analysis, May 26, 2016. {16 05 26 Final CBD SLCP Strategy comments}
New use of global warming potentials to compare cumulative and short-lived climate pollutants. Myles R. Allen, et al. {Allen et al on SLCP GWP 2016}
Offsetting methane emissions — An alternative to emission equivalence metrics.
A.R. Lauder, et al. {Lauder et al 2012}
Short-Lived Climate Pollution. R.T. Pierrehumbert {Pierrehumbert on SLCPs}
 
25 May 2016
 
May 23, 2016
Comment letter 1 on the Tobias Logging Project on the Western Divide District of Sequoia National Forest. The Forest Service is planning on logging green trees from a forest that has suffered a die-off of 90 million trees. 
 
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.
 
May 9, 2016