Giant Forest Restoration

Sequoia National Park, California

Location

Sequoia National Park, California

Project Category

  • Ecological
  • National Park Service

Awards

ASLA HONOR AWARD FOR GENERAL DESIGN Sequoia National Park

The Restoration of Giant Forest in Sequoia National Park shines as a 21st Century model of resource protection and visitor understanding. At the heart of this project was restoring the ecological health of the Giant Forest sequoia grove, home of the world’s largest trees, and providing exceptional visitor experiences that foster a deep understanding of this ecosystem. This would not have been possible without comprehensive planning every step of the way and solid understanding of priceless resources, careful analysis, public involvement and support, Park Service determination and environmentally responsible solutions. The new visitor lodging, Wuksachi Village, relocated all overnight accommodations to a gently sloping site in a fir/pine forest with great views of the Sierra’s. The facilities demolition phase at Giant Forest removed 282 buildings and over a million square feet of asphalt roads.

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