The Sequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument manage 33 giant sequoia groves for their protection, restoration, and preservation. Following massive mapping efforts, grove boundary signs and designations were placed around the groves’ perimeters. The Monument now encompasses 353,000 acres. The Giant Sequoia (Sequoiadendron Giganteum) is the world’s largest tree. It occurs naturally only in a narrow 60-mile band of mixed conifer forest generally between 5,000-8,000 ft. elevation on the west slope of the Sierra Nevada.