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Sequoia National Forest to begin Hazard tree removal along Generals Highway

DUNLAP, Calif. April 30, 2024 – Contractors
will begin implementing the Generals Highway
Roadside Hazard Tree Removal project on
Wednesday, May 1, 2024. The contract is in
partnership with Great Basin Institute, with
whom Sequoia National Forest has stewardship
agreements to increase the pace and scale of
Contractors will be felling and removing trees
within the Hume Lake Ranger District of the
Sequoia National Forest/Giant Sequoia
National Monument. These trees, posing a
significant hazard to the Generals Highway, will
be removed to enhance visitor safety and safeguard infrastructure. This project, spanning
approximately 10.5 miles of the Generals Highway, will commence at the Redwood Mountain
Overlook, progressing south and east to Forest Route 15S03 and the Sequoia National Park
boundary. Please note that operations will be conducted from Monday to Friday and may lead to
traffic delays of up to 30 minutes.
The Great Basin Institute is an interdisciplinary field studies organization that promotes
environmental research, education, and service throughout the west. The Institute’s mission is
to advance applied science and ecological literacy through community engagement and agency
partnerships, supporting national parks, forests, open spaces, and public lands. GBI is working
with and under the guidance of the Hume Lake Ranger District Ecosystem Management staff.
For more information, please email and follow us
on the Sequoia National Forest Facebook at SequoiaNF or visit our website at for current information.

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