Sequoia NP 12,000 giant sequoia seedlings in area gutted by 2020 fire
Sequoia National Park officials hope to plant 12,000 giant sequoia seedlings in an area of the park that was severely damaged by the 2020 Castle Fire, part of the devastating SQF Complex that torched about a tenth of the world's giant sequoia trees.
If the National Park Service proposal is approved, a team of rangers would helicopter into the remote Board Camp Grove to plant the seedlings. Rangers would monitor the trees' growth over the next year. If successful, the reforest project could be replicated in other areas of the grove – and potentially across the Sierra Nevada, the species' only known natural habitat.