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.....
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
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.
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 Program
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
We are a volunteer based non
profit 501c3 under California Trail User Coalition
Read what others have to say about
Stewards of the Sequoia
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? MORE>>>>>>
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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Stewards 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>>>>>
Public Comment Sought for Lake Isabella Fee Area Change
The Forest Service recently announced they wish to change the area where fees are charged at Lake Isabella as shown on their map and they are seeking comments from the public by July 28
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.
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. Read More>>>>>
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. Read More>>>>>
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.
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."
Watershed has been Devastated by Preventable Unnatural
Wildfire- Where are the Environmentalists Now? Read More>>>>>>
|ForestKeeper Conflict Mongering
Stewards Submit Comments on Trail
One of the most important tools to
help keep trails open Read
|Letter From 41 Congressman Who Speakk Up For Recreation on Forest Lands Read More>>
|Piute Wildfire Shows Forests Need Care Too Click Here
Route Designation and Trail Planning Click Here
|Help Save Remington Hot Springs
These incredible Historic Hot Springs may be
demolished Read More>>
What if you could make a real difference and help keep
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
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
Watch the documentary video
WEST WAS LOST
THE FALLACY OF FEDERAL WILDERNESS
People for Preserving Our Western Heritage, The New
Mexico Farm Bureau
and Crystal Clear Productions of New Mexico
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
Action Program to Help Keep Your Public Lands Open
See the ACTION PROGRAM with EASY things each of us can do to help keep our Roads and Trails Open
|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 Click Here>>>>