Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, established in 1890, consist of 863,741 acres (349,551 ha) of Sierra Nevada foothills, mid-elevation conifer forest, and high-elevation alpine environment. The parks contain 36 giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) groves, including the largest known tree, the General Sherman. Ninety-four percent of the parklands is in designated or proposed wilderness (fig. 1), with conditions resembling roadless areas in national forests.
|Title||Restoring fire to wilderness: Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks|
|Authors||Jeffrey Manley, MaryBeth Keifer, Nathan L. Stephenson, William Kaage|
|Publication Subtype||Journal Article|
|Series Title||Fire Management Today|
|Record Source||USGS Publications Warehouse|
|USGS Organization||Western Ecological Research Center|