Impacts of the 2021 Fire Season on Sequoias

The 2021 fire season included two large wildfires that burned into a large number of giant sequoia groves. This species has a limited distribution on the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada mountains. Given the impacts of the 2020 Castle Fire to sequoia groves, where losses were estimated at 10-14% of the entire Sierra Nevada population of sequoia trees, there is significant concern about the impacts of these new fires.