Important Watersheds: The South Fork of the Merced, the Kings & San Joaquin Rivers. These rivers are vital sources of water for fish, farmers, native species and outdoor enthusiasts.
Culture: A Home to many Native American Tribes, Pioneering Past, John Muir’s Legacy, Theodore Roosevelt's Hunting Grounds.
Geographic Wonders: Fresno Dome, Piyau Dome, Arch Rock, Globe Rock, the Niche, Shuteye Peak, Iron Lakes, Star Lakes
Unique Forest Habitat: Giant Sequoias & classic Western Sierra Nevada forest species; 60 percent of California’s animal species and 50 percent of California’s plant species live in the area, including many endangered species.
Outdoor Recreation: Hiking, Mountain Bicycling, Backpacking, Climbing, Horseback Riding, Hunting, Fishing. Relaxing
Migratory Corridors: The area would begin to connect the Central Valley with the High Sierra, creating a pathway for people and wildlife.
Size: More than 1,400,000 acres.
The Sierra National Forest is a unique mountain refuge for people from all walks of life. For those seeking rest and relaxation, it's a peaceful oasis, away from the crowds. For the adventure seeker, it's a raw undeveloped land, inviting exploration.
From forested Lewis Creek to the sweeping Piyau Dome, visitors can walk, climb, kayak, bicycle and day-hike a wide variety of settings. For mountain bicyclists and road riders, scenic and challenging hill-climbing awaits. Trails wind through groves of sugar pine, cedars and even Giant Sequoias. For sportsmen, the area offers world-class fishing on the South of Fork of the Merced, the Kings and the San Joaquin Rivers, and the land between these rivers is a prized wildlife refuge. For seasoned riders, Kelty Meadow, and Texas Flat horse camps are available. For all, the Sierra Vista National Scenic Byway offers views and easy access to tree-lined rest spots. This special area deserves protection for today and tomorrow, for people and wildlife, for all time. Inspired to help? Contact us or donate.