Stewards of the Sequoia promotes responsible
recreation and environmental stewardship. Our more than 2400 members
diverse. Some of our members have been living in the Kern Valley
for over 30 years, while other members are new to the Kern
Valley. Many members are from outside the valley and even other
Stewards of the Sequoia have adopted eighteen trails on BLM and Sequoia Forest Land.
Since Stewards started the Trail Appreciation program in 2004 we continue to be the largest on
the ground volunteer organization in the Sequoia National
Forest. Our Trail Appreciation volunteer program has generated thousands of hours of volunteer time performing
maintenance on over 2000 miles of trails.
Link to Stewards Volunteer
Stewards of the Sequoia have received awards
from the Sequoia Forest as well as from legislators for our
stewardship, conservation programs and community involvement. We
have also received an award for our contributions as a valued
Forest Partner during the Sequoia Forest Centennial.
Stewards of the Sequoia are
stakeholders with the Sequoia National Forest and the BLM . We have an MOU with
for stewardship with the Sequoia National Forest.
Our members care deeply about our Valley
our public lands. We represent and encourage multiple use in all
forms. Our members enjoy every type of recreation in the Valley
including dirt biking, 4x4, hunting, fishing, camping, boating,
mountain biking, horseback riding, rock climbing, skiing, rock
hounding, rafting, kayaking, windsurfing, hiking and more.
Our volunteers planted over 500 native Jeffrey
Pines to help speed forest recovery from the 150,000 McNally
Wildfire and continue to perform conservation work to help Forest
recovery after the 2008 Piute fire.
Please join us in keeping our trails open, as well as keeping
our public lands healthy.
Promoting Responsible Recreation and Environmental
Promoting Volunteerism to maintain trails and
keep the land healthy
Improving recreational opportunities for all
trail users, while caring for the land
Encouraging cooperation and tolerance among
user groups as well as with land agencies
Here's what others say about Stewards of
“You are our best hope for keeping the Sequoia trails
open“. Dick Taylor, president of Kern Off Highway Vehicle
“Stewards of the Sequoia have been able to assist in
identifying those routes that have been missed in the Sequoia
trail inventory and otherwise could have been closed. It is with this type of dedicated individual
that our off road opportunity is being safeguarded”.
Ed Waldheim, President of California Off Road Vehicle
Association and CTUC California Trail Users Coalition
“We applaud your volunteer efforts in maintaining trails.
Local Groups, such as Stewards of the Sequoia, are indispensable
in keeping us informed on local issues as well as doing the
ground work”. Clark Collins, Founder and Executive Director of Blue Ribbon