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Wilderness Volunteers

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA (Jul 25th - Jul 31st 2021)

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The wilderness of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks protects one of America's most superlative scenic landscapes. An extraordinary continuum of ecosystems is arrayed along the greatest vertical relief (1,370 to 14,505 feet in elevation) of any protected area in the lower 48 states. Magnificent glacial canyons, broad lake basins, lush meadows, and sheer granite peaks--hallmarks of the most rugged portion of the High Sierra--form the core of the largest expanse of contiguous wilderness in California, which is visited and valued by people from around the world.

In September of 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Wilderness Act, which made the preservation and protection of wild places a national priority. As a result of that act and subsequent state and federal legislation, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks currently protect over 808,000 acres of designated wilderness in addition to 29,500 acres of proposed wilderness.!

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks (SEKI) protect some of the world's largest and intact giant sequoia groves. The Distrubed Lands Restoration Program at SEKI performs a variety of invasive plant management control efforts and ecological restoration projects throughout the parks to preserve these groves.

We're excited for the chance to give back in Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park! Our service project will assist park staff to eradicate invasive plants from within giant sequoia groves and their meadows across the parks. They will also have the opportunity to help with the restoration efforts of disturbed areas. Activities may include native seed collection, nursery propagation, planting, and irrigation. We'll spend the week based out of the Wolverton Campground and we'll spread our week between the Giant Forest and the Grant Grove.

For more info about this amazing National Park, click here

Please note: Due to COVID-19, Wilderness Volunteers is operating our 2021 project schedule under our Modified Project Procedures for Volunteers. These project guidelines will be revised as needed. Please check back often for the latest version.

Due to additional COVID-19 precautions, we are prohibiting mixed household volunteer carpooling (with volunteers outside of the same household traveling in the same vehicle) to projects until further notice. Exceptions to this policy (eg close friends traveling together) will need to be discussed with/pre-approved by the office and will require additional precautionary steps for the individuals involved.  Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

This project is rated as a active project.


Dates

Jul 25th - Jul 31st 2021

Service Project

invasive plant removal, restoration, seed collection, planting, irrigation.

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Free Days

Hiking, swimming, fishing, wildlife viewing, caving, Crystal Cave tours.

Accommodations

Tent camping in a designated campground.

Project Difficulty

Active : invasive plant removal, restoration, seed collection, planting, irrigation.

Leaders

Leah Taylor
Jerry Lehman

Equipment List

Mountain