Sequoia National Forest is located in the southern Sierra Nevada mountains of California. The U.S. National Forest is named for the majestic Giant Sequoia trees which populate 38 distinct grooves within the boundaries of the forest. WikipediaDrive through General Sherman tree - The Biggest Tree in World at Sequoia National Forest
The Sequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument manage 33 giant sequoia groves for their protection, restoration, and preservation
Fire is an essential part of Sierra forest ecology. Plants and animals have adapted to the periodic, low-intensity fires that naturally occur here. In fact, sequoias need fire to open their cones and release the seeds, and to leave cleared beds of ash where they sprout and grow best.
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The richness of the Sierran flora mirrors that of the state as a whole. Of the nearly 6,000 species of vascular plants known to occur in California, over 20% can be found within Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.