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Stewards of the Sequoia are people who enjoy all types of recreation including:
Off Road Vehicles, Mountain Bikes, Horse Riding, Hiking, Hunting, Fishing, Camping, Windsurfing, Boating, Rock Climbing and more..... See Stewards "Who We Are" video. 

We put our time and sweat into the trails we love as the largest on the ground volunteer organization in the Sequoia National Forest to keep trails open to everyone.

Others have told us that we cannot share our public lands. We know we can and do. We encourage all people to share the trails. We believe that no one group of users has more right to enjoy public lands than another.

There are enough Public Lands for all to use and share


TOGETHER WE CAN KEEP OUR TRAILS OPEN

Stewards of the Sequoia members care deeply about our lands, wildlife and forests. We represent all people who enjoy multiple use trails. We are the largest on the ground volunteer organization in the Sequoia National Forest. Our volunteers perform maintenance on over 200 miles of trail each year as a Forest Partner. See our Volunteer Hour Meter for the total hours and miles our volunteers have donated.

Check our Events Page and find out how you can help keep your trails open and healthy.

We do not tolerate trail closures unless there is a valid reason. Then we try to fix the problem, instead of allowing the trail to be closed.

No More Trail Closures

NO MORE TRAIL CLOSURES Program

We sponsor tree plantings to speed up the renewal of the largest fire in the history of the Sequoia National Forest, the McNally 150,000 acre wildfire area.

We support the Forest Service in common sense management of our forest to promote forest health.

We promote Responsible Recreation and Environmental Stewardship

Stewards of the Sequoia was formed in 2004 to help keep trails open to everyone.

We are your Grass Roots Trail Advocates

We are a volunteer based non profit 501c3 under California Trail User Coalition

Read what others have to say about Stewards of the Sequoia

Enough Public Lands for All of Us to Enjoy Facts to counter those who want to restrict recreation on public lands


You ever think that anything you join really has an impact on the things that you care about?
Well joining Stewards of the Sequoia does!!!

Why you ask? What does my membership do?
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PCT Land GrabSTOP the PCT Land Grab

A Pacific Crest Trail Association proposal seeks to create a one mile wide Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) corridor likely restricting all forms of recreation and land management in three National Forests including the Sequoia. TAKE ACTION.
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StateConservationAwardStewards Receive State Conservation Award

Each year since 1974 the California Off Road Vehicle Association- Los Aventureros State Conservation Award.is given to the organization who has contributed most towards conservation of off-road opportunities. Stewards of the Sequoia is honored to receive the award in recognition of our successful efforts to keep motorized trails open in Sequoia READ MORE>>>>>


Access GrantedAccess Granted-Keeping Trails Open

The American Motorcyclist Association magazine interviewed Stewards of the Sequoia Executive Director about the long path that led to the creation of Stewards of the Sequoia.

"I was determined to step up and do my part to stop the closures of our public lands especially motorized single track............
Read the entire AMA article here


What Happens When Hot Shots Work With Stewards?

Lots of Good Things.......READ MORE>>>>>>>>>

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Winter Driving Conditions on Sherman Pass

Due to freezing conditions, snow and road ice you will need 4x4 and possibly chains over Sherman Pass, especially in shady areas. The Forest Service has turned off the water at Troy Meadows and Fish Creek Campgrounds as of 11/1/2014. Read More>>


Man Sized Tree
Clearing Man Sized Trees to Open Trails

Kennedy Meadows Trails Open Courtesy of Stewards

Eight Stewards of the Sequoia members worked incredibly hard over one May weekend with Sequoia Forest Ranger Bob Frenes clearing over a hundred downed trees from the Kennedy Meadows Trails.

This enabled the Forest Service to open the trails. They have swung the gates on Sherman Pass. Almost all the trails and camps are now open to the public.

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Building New Single Track Trail On The Kern Canyon
Stewards works with Forest Service on this incredible project
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Stewards Volunteers Invest Over 400 hours to Reopen Overgrown Tobias Trail - Trail Users Team Up To Keep Trails Open
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Kern LifeStewards Conservation on the Trails

High time programs keeping public lands open to all forms of recreation were recognized.
Nice to see Bakersfield Life Magazine understands and found Stewards Executive Director to embody Conservation. Read More>>>>>


Thousands of Trees Block Local Forest Trails

Wildfires leave vast swaths of dead standing trees which fall for years after each fire. The result is thousands of trees, sometimes every twenty to fifty feet for miles blocking trails, making them impassable for everyone.

Stewards of the Sequoia motorized volunteers stepped up their efforts to clear over a thousand trees so far this season Read More>>>>>


Just Outstanding Trail success story 2012

A Fuel Reduction Project in the vicinity of the Just Outstanding Trail included logging sections of the Just Outstanding trail. It was planned to use this destination single track trail as a logging road. Destroying the character and appeal of the trail for thousands of people.

Stewards worked with the Forest Service to help ensure the trail remained single track. Many thanks to Sierra Forest Products for spending three extra days working at their own expense in order to minimize impacts on the trail. This is a great Win Win as thinning the area made it fire safe and the trail has been kept as single track. Most people would not even be able to tell the area was logged. Read More>>>>>



Trashing the Kern Valley- There is nothing new about Trash, but a new group called Keepers of the Kern have been doing one heck of a job of organizing clean ups along the Kern River and elsewhere in the valley to pick up the trash other people leave behind Read More>>>>>


The Overlooked Economic Giant-$646 Billion per year

In the past there have been few numbers to demonstrate why we need to keep more roads and trails open to help our economy .A new report shows people spend $646 Billion per year to enjoy recreation.
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Stewards Executive Director on the Radio talking about interesting land use issues
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Stewards Volunteers Invest Over 500 hours to Reopen Overgrown Whiskey Flat Trail
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BLM Releases Draft Trail Plan for Local Area

This plan will determine which trails remain open in Keyesville as well as other popular and fun trails including Dutch Flat, Willow Gulch, Long Canyon, Slick Rock and many others.on lands surrounding Lake Isabel\a. Stewards of the Sequoia is now reviewing the over 1400 page plan and we will be submitting written comments. We encourage our members to submit comments as well. The BLM will hold public meetings in October to answer your questions.                                      Click Here to Read More>>>>>


Support Legislation To Release Millions of Acres Back to Multiple Use

Over twenty years ago millions of acres of Public Lands were determined to be unsuitable for Wilderness designation, yet decades later these lands have still not been released back to their intended uses.
Send a letter now to support this legislation so you and your family can again be allowed to recreate, camp, mountain bike, dirt bike, 4x4, hunt and fish on these public lands.
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Help Keep The Sequoia National Monument Under Sequoia National Forest Management For Multiple Use

Congressman Farr from Monterey wants to ask President Obama to transfer the Sequoia Monument Lands to the Park Service without public input and without the support of the local Congressman Devin Nunes-who opposes the transfer.
Send a letter now to stop the transfer and keep your Sequoia Public Lands managed for Multiple Use.
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Extreme Terrain ExtremeTerrain values the dedication of Stewards of the Sequoia, and all those that dedicate themselves to responsible outdoor recreation.

Through their efforts, Stewards of the Sequoia provide access to public lands not only for Jeep riders, but all those that enjoy outdoor activity. We know that ExtremeTerrain customers use our selection of Jeep Wrangler parts and accessories to crawl the off road, and we encourage these riders to do so responsibly. ExtremeTerrain thanks Stewards of the Sequoia for their efforts, and for providing Jeepers access to public lands for years to come. 

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LINKS TO OTHER IMPORTANT ISSUES

Legislators Hold Hearing to Restore Access to Public Lands

The long awaited realization in the Halls of Government that the public needs access to their public lands is finally taking place due in large part to the efforts of local grass roots, state and national access organizations.

A recent Congressional Subcommittee Hearing was held in Sacramento California about "Restoring Public Access to the Public’s Lands: Issues Impacting Multiple-use on Our National Forests" They said....               Read More>>>>>


Government Report Reveals Need To Preserve Motorized Recreation Access
Legislators have been working on ways to fix our ailing government and economy by removing onerous and unrealistic regulations. The Western Caucus Jobs Frontier Report compiled by 58 of your legislators states.........                  Read More>>>>>


Congressman McCarthy Speaks Out About The WAR ON WESTERN JOBS and WILDERNESS   
"If you’re like a lot of families, and enjoy dirt biking and off-roading in the Sequoia National Forest around Lake Isabella, a wilderness area designation would prevent you from enjoying those activities. These designations not only push Federal land management agencies away from managing public lands for multiple uses, but they destroy an economic mainstay in many rural communities in the western United States, depend on revenue from visitors to neighboring Federal lands."

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Our Watershed has been Devastated by Preventable Unnatural Wildfire- Where are the Environmentalists Now?               Read More>>>>>>

ForestKeeper Conflict Mongering Plan FailsRead More>>

Stewards Submit Comments on Trail Plan
One of the most important tools to help keep trails open             Read More>>
Letter From 41 Congressman Who Speak Up For Recreation on Forest Lands   Read More>>
Piute Wildfire Shows Forests Need Care Too Click Here

Route Designation and Trail Planning Click Here




What if you could make a real difference and help keep trails open?
What if it would only take an hour of your time?

Watch the short video at www.TrailsInTrouble.org to find out how


Victory for Forest Health in Sequoia Monument
Federal investigators in 2008 concluded the Forest Service acted properly in felling hazardous trees in the Giant Sequoia National Monument, bringing to a quiet end a probe loudly sought by congressional Democrats based on complaints filed by Save America’s Forests and local group Sequoia Forestkeepers.                                        Read More>>>>>>>>

Watch the documentary video

HOW THE WEST WAS LOST
THE FALLACY OF FEDERAL WILDERNESS

Produced by
People for Preserving Our Western Heritage, The New Mexico Farm Bureau
and Crystal Clear Productions of New Mexico


ACTION ALERT
Sequoia Wilderness Proposal
104,000 acres or 21% of remaining multiple use lands in Sequoia National Forest proposed for closure to most of the public via Wilderness designation                                                                                     Click Here>>>>
Also see our Wilderness Facts page

YOUR VOICE CAN HAVE THE IMPACT OF 10,000-
How one person made a difference in keeping trails open to all.......You can too in just One Hour 
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