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Wildfires, climate change and drought: a conversation about the biggest threats to giant sequoias

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

In the last two years, wildfires have destroyed up to one fifth of giant sequoias larger than four feet in diameter. Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks officials held a virtual meeting Thursday to talk about how the trees continue to face major threats.

In this interview, Valley Edition host Kathleen Schock speaks with KVPR reporter Soreath Hok about the impact of the recent KNP Complex fire, what firefighters are doing to protect the trees and how we can all do our part to ensure their survival.

Soreath Hok is a multimedia journalist with experience in radio, television and digital production. She is a 2022 National Edward R. Murrow Award winner. At KVPR she covers local government, politics and other local news.