Wednesday, December 11, 2013

2014 Billing

From Kathy Landess:

Hi, all!
We apologize for the short notice but we were waiting to make sure that the RO or WO didn’t pull the rug out from underneath us regarding delaying the yearly billing as they have done in the past few years.  Thankfully, they didn’t this year.  The billing will be slightly delayed but we intend to have the bills in the mail early next week.  Please tell your folks that if they haven’t received their bill by the end of the month to contact us.  The billing amount will be straightforward – 2013 fee adjusted by the IPD factor (1.014) = 2014 fee.
For those folks who request payment plans, there is a change in process.  The district can no longer accept payment plans.  The payment plans must be processed through the Albuquerque Service Center (ASC).  ASC’s number if 1-877-372-7248, select Option 1 for Budget and Finance.  Must be able to prove a financial hardship.
As always, give me a shout if you have any questions or wish to discuss anything.  J
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! 
Kathy Landess
Resource Assistant, Special Use, Lands and Recreation
High Sierra Ranger District, Sierra National Forest
(559) 855-5355 x 3311                                 FAX (559)855-5375

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Water Shutdown

To cabin owners on the creek side,

The creek side water system will be shutdown for the year on Sunday October 13th, 2013.  Don't be caught high and dry.


Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Bear Witness

From Kathy Landess, US Forest Service:

Recent Bear activity in Huntington Lake Area.

Please read this:  Bear Country

Monday, August 5, 2013

Aspen Fire

Here is a link where you can track the firefighting progress of the aspen fire.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Annual Water Association Meeting

The annual Dinkey Creek Water Association Meeting will be held at the campground amphitheater on Sunday July 7th at noon.  The forest service meeting will be held in the same location immediately afterwards.. Becky Shufelt, the new special use permit administrator, will be addressing the cabin owners.

It will likely be quite warm there at that time of day, don't forget to bring sunscreen, hat, water, etc. 

Fire Advisory

Monday, June 24, 2013

Self Inspection Form

You may download and print your cabin Self Inspection form using the link on the right side of this page.  The Special Use Handbook is located there as well.

Huntington Basin Project

Also, as requested at a few tract meetings, I would like to provide a link to the Sierra National Forest Project page for the Huntington Basin Project.  I want to encourage those that have cabins around the lake to please keep informed of the project as it develops, be aware of how it could affect your cabin, and voice your concerns throughout the process.  For those tracts that I have not attended meetings with yet, I will be touching on this topic at your meeting.

Here is the link to Huntington Basin Project information:

Becky Bacon Shufelt
Acting Special Uses Permit Administrator
High Sierra Ranger District
Sierra National Forest
(559) 855-5355 ext.3373

Campground Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

The Sierra National Forest invites you to come and celebrate the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Rancheria Campground, College Campground and Dowville Picnic Site on Saturday, June 29, 2013.  These facilities are in the beautiful setting of the Huntington Lake Recreation Area. This special ceremony will honor our partners, Southern California Edison for their collaboration with the design and resources in renovating the three recreation sites, and California Land Management for their services in the management of the facilities. The celebration will begin at 2:00 at the Rancheria Campground amphitheater and Refreshments will be served. We hope that you will join us.

Susan Burkindine
Assistant Recreation Officer
Sierra National Forest
1600 Tollhouse Road
Clovis, CA   93611
(559) 297-0706 ext. 4921

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Burning Desire

Hi all,
I have just been informed that June 10th will be the cutoff date for debris burning at all elevations.  Please pass on this information to the members of your tract. If you have any further questions You can contact our Fire Prevention Battalion Officer Belinda McCandliss at 559-855-5355 x3334.

Becky Bacon Shufelt
Acting Special Uses Permit Administrator
High Sierra Ranger District
Sierra National Forest
(559) 855-5355 ext.3373

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

News from Becky Shufelt

Hi Brad,
Could you let the members in your tract know that tree seedlings are available for cabin owners to plant in areas that were affected by logging activities during the 2012 Dinkey Creek Project? I would announce it at your tract meeting but I’m afraid it might be too late in the season to plant the trees for them to survive.  Our tree planting crew was able to plant about 100 trees in the area behind lot #12, but I am sure there are other areas that might need attention.  If anyone is interested, you can pass them my contact information, listed below.  Thanks!

Becky Bacon Shufelt
Acting Special Uses Permit Administrator
High Sierra Ranger District
Sierra National Forest
(559) 855-5355 ext.3373
Office hours: Th-M 6:00 to 2:30

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

From Debra Rios - US Forest Service


Just wanted to let you all know and you can update your tract members, we are still on hold with the 2013 billings for the cabins.  The holdup is due to waiting for the fee calculation programming to be completed and installed in the database system.  We are anticipating that to be functional by mid-January which means you should be seeing your bills around the first of February.  If there is going to be another delay, we will update you. 

If you have any questions regarding the bills/billings, please let me know, I can be reached at the number below. 

If you have questions about your recreation residence permit, please contact either myself or Brad Bolton, District Special Uses/Lands Officer.  He can be reached at this office at phone ext. 3330 or his e-mail is

Happy New Year!  

Debra Rios
Special Uses Resource Assistant
High Sierra Ranger District
29688 Auberry Rd./P.O. Box 559
Prather, CA  93651
Office: (559)855-5355 x 3360  Fax: (559) 855-5375