Work in giant sequoia groves draws criticism | News


GIANT SEQUOIA NATIONAL MONUMENT — Controversy is no stranger here. As the headline for a National Geographic magazine article proclaimed in 2019, “California’s giant sequoias tell the story of Americans’ conflicted relationship with nature.”

The latest chapter in that story is work to remove vegetation in 11 groves within the monument and another in Sierra National Forest east of Merced with a goal of protecting giant sequoia groves from extreme wildfire.

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‘An excuse for logging’

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