SPRINGVILLE, CA — The Angora Fire was discovered Sunday September 8th burning in the Golden Trout Wilderness in Sequoia National Forest. The fire grew to 134 acres and is now contained. All trails that were closed due to the Angora Fire are now reopened to backcountry travelers.
Trail 33E14, the Willow Meadow cutoff trail, remains closed from the Fish Fire.
Springville, CA — The Angora Fire was discovered Sunday burning in the Golden Trout Wilderness in Sequoia National Forest. An overnight infrared flight measured the Fire at 109 acres, also detecting multiple spot fires north of the Fire that could cause control problems.
Several spot fires are located along the edge of the Coyote Lakes Trail (32E05) which poses a serious risk for travelers in the backcountry. Forest officials are closing the Coyote Lakes Trail from its intersection with trail 32E02 east of Lion Meadows north to Coyote Peaks.
Effective October 30, 2013, a new rule will limit the economic impacts that federal regulators may consider when designating property as “critical habitat” under the ESA. The rule, jointly proposed last year and promulgated last month by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (“USFWS”) and NOAA Fisheries (together, the “Services”), also requires the Services to publish a draft economic analysis for public comment at the time they propose critical habitat for listed species. It codifies the Services’ use of a “baseline” approach, limiting the scope of economic impacts considered in habitat designations to “incremental” (but for) effects.
Springville, CA — A new wildland fire, called the Angora Fire was discovered today burning in the Golden Trout Wilderness in Sequoia National Forest. The Angora Fire has now reached an estimated 150 acres and is burning towards the ridge top near Angora Mountain.
SPRINGVILLE, CA — The Fish Fire is burning in the Golden Trout Wilderness, an area untrammeled by man, retaining its primeval character and influence. Because motorized vehicles are not allowed in the Wilderness, other methods are needed to support the fire crews camped in the area for up to two weeks. While helicopters can be useful to shuttle supplies in and out of the area, an alternative method to supply crews on the fire line is mule pack trains.