Stewards Lose A Founding Member

To All Stewards I am sad to report that once again we have lost one of our founding members from the Stewards of the Sierra.

Bruce D. Clark

Born: April 24, 1953

Passed: July 15, 2017

Bruce D. Clark died July 15, 2017 at the age of 64. He was born in Fresno, CA April 24, 1953. He had attended and graduated from Hoover High school in 1971. A mountain resident since 1972 when he found a cabin to rent in Bass Lake, CA and never left. He had resided at his home in North Fork, CA since 2001. He had founded and operated Yosemite Country Foods, since 1991. He could be seen in and around Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon happily making deliveries. He enjoyed living in the mountains; because of the proximity to the activity he loved most, riding his dirt bike in the Sierra.

He also enjoyed camping and spending time with friends and family. He is survived by his partner of 14 years, Dawn R. Connelly, Mother Barbara Rogers Louden (Tom), Sister Adele Howard (Martin), children Christopher Clark (fiancée Catherine) and Samuel Clark (Crystal). Sam and Crystal had just blessed him with his first grandchild Oliver Clark.

A Celebration of Life is planned for August 12, 2017. A memorial service is planned at 1pm, followed by social time until 4 pm. It will be held at North Fork Rancheria Community Center. In lieu of flowers or money, please donate to an outdoor non-profit you are passionate about.

Soquel-Grey's Mountain Trail Appreciation Day

 Soquel-Grey’s Mountain

Trail Appreciation Day

 Roads 6S10 & 6S90 Staging Area

Saturday June 3, 2017 


Well spring has come and gone and we are well on our way into summer and the Forest Service has swung most of the locked gates open for the public to start using the forest again for the year.  The conditions in the forest just cannot get any better than they are right now and what a great time to come out and lend a hand to help make your forest a better place.  


This was going to be our 5th Annual Whiskey Falls Trail Appreciation Day but due to the record setting rain and snow pack 206% of normal and the fact that Forest Rd 8S09 (Peckinpah Road) is washed out and you cannot get to the Whiskey Falls area very easily we decided to move the Trail Appreciation Day to the Soquel-Grey’s Mountain area. 


Please come join the Stewards of the Sierra National Forest and the Bass Lake Ranger District for a fun day of driving, riding, and trail appreciation support in the Soquel-Grey’s Mountain Area located at the intersection of Forest Road 6S10 (Sky Ranch Rd) and 6S90 just past the bridge on the left. Just turn onto Road 632 (Sky Ranch/6S10) from Hwy 41 and follow it until you get to the Staging Area.  For you GPS minded folks ( N 37° 26’ 62”  W 119° 33” 55”) just above Oakhurst California.  We will meet at the New Bridge Staging Area at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday morning June 3, 2017 and will split into groups from there.


Our mission for the day is to have some fun riding around the area and do some light maintenance on the road and trail system and remove as much of the unsightly waste left lying around.  The Stewards of the Sierra will provide all of the tools and supplies necessary to accomplish this great day of giving back to the forest and helping to improve and keep your riding areas open.  At the end of the day the Stewards will be hosting a FREE BBQ LUNCH and our sponsors will be hosting a FREE RAFFLE TABLE full of swag. 


To help us plan and make sure we have enough Drinks, Equipment, and Food please take a moment to REGISTER (Click Here).  Or go to www.sotsnf.org  and click on the REGISTRATION BANNER and let us know how many of you will be attending.  Or give me a call at Steve 559-977-2482.  Let’s make this Soquel-Grey’s Mountain Trail Appreciation Day a great one and kick off a great summer of fun in the forest.

 

 

7th Annual Miami Trails Appreciation Day

7th Annual Miami Trails

Appreciation Day

Kamook Staging Area

Saturday April 22, 2017

Please come join the Stewards of the Sierra National Forest and the Bass Lake Ranger District for a fun day of trail riding and trail appreciation support at the Miami Trails Riding Area located off of Highway 41 just above Oakhurst Ca.  We will meet at the Kamook Staging area at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday morning April 22, 2017 and will split into groups from there.  Your Trail Boss for the day will be Steve Cowdrey

 

Bring out your wife, kids, and your favorite 4WD, ATV, MOTORCYCLE, JEEP, UTV, or any other OHV you may have and help us to improve the appearance and condition of some of the roads and trails in the Sierra National Forest.

 

Our mission for the day is to have some fun riding around the area and do some light maintenance on the road and trail system and remove as much of the unsightly waste left lying around.  The Stewards of the Sierra will provide all of the tools and supplies necessary to accomplish this great day of giving back to the forest and helping to improve and keep your riding areas open.  At the end of the day the Stewards will be hosting a FREE BBQ LUNCH and our sponsors will be hosting a FREE RAFFLE TABLE Full of Swag. 

 

                         

 

So bring a couple of your friends, get your club involved and your favorite OHV and come out and have some fun and make a difference in your forest.  Lets show the Forest Service just how much we care about our Sierra National Forest and how working together we can keep it open for everybody to enjoy.

 

To help us plan and make sure we have enough Drinks, Equipment, and Food please take a moment to REGISTER (Click Here).  Or go to www.sotsnf.org  and click on the REGISTRATION BANNER let us know how many of you will be attending.  Or give me a call at 559-977-2482.  Let’s make this 7th Annual Miami Trails Appreciation Day a great one and kick off a great spring of fun in the forest.  

 

Steve Cowdrey

 

Stewards of the Sierra National Forest 

P.O. Box 601 

North Fork Ca. 93643 

www.sotsnf.org 

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Volunteer Trail Group of the Year 

2011/2013 Sierra National Forest 

2011/2013 Region 5 All of California 

2011 USDA USFS Nation Wide