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The Night Sky


Join Doc Nancy (Nancy Muleady-Mecham) for a look at the dark skies of Calaveras Big Trees.  There will be talk stars, planets, constellations and mythology. Where: The Overlook When: 9:00 pm start (arrive early for parking, you may have to park below and walk to the overlook) Details: One hour – Dress warmly. (Flashlights are [...]

The Night Sky2022-05-04T09:32:42-07:00

John Muir and the Giant Sequoias – Seminar


Treewise and Sequoical: John Muir and Giant Sequoia Naturalist John Muir may have come to California in 1868 to see the Giant Sequoia - the most massive trees in the world. In his early years he reveled among the groves. Then he studied them. Then he saw the need to preserve the Big Trees and [...]

John Muir and the Giant Sequoias – Seminar2022-05-02T10:55:06-07:00

Science and Conservation of Giant Sequoia Forests in a Rapidly Changing World Video


Presented by Anthony Ambrose and Wendy Baxter Recording Available of Presentation Click Here to View Giant sequoia forests are experiencing unprecedented threats from drought, fire, and insect attack. This presentation will describe how changing environmental conditions present novel challenges to the health and survival of giant sequoias and highlight ongoing efforts to study [...]

Science and Conservation of Giant Sequoia Forests in a Rapidly Changing World Video2022-05-04T14:20:28-07:00

How Can We Prevent Catastrophic Wildfire?


Important Virtual Zoom Webinar How Can We Prevent Catastrophic Wildfire? Monday April 18, 2022      6pm-7pm Join renowned UC Berkeley Fire Scientist Dr. Scott Stephens speaking on how to better manage the forests all around us in Mother Lode communities. Can we reduce the risk of a catastrophic fire, the likes of which incinerated [...]

How Can We Prevent Catastrophic Wildfire?2022-04-11T10:51:33-07:00

Live the Parks Life – Forestry Aides Needed Now


NOW HIRING Forestry Aide Positions California State Parks is hiring Forestry Aides to work in the Central Valley District as a member of our Forest Stewardship Team at Calaveras Big Trees State Park. Forestry Aides work throughout the district doing manual thinning and prescribed burning operations. Help us create a healthy and resilient forest! • [...]

Live the Parks Life – Forestry Aides Needed Now2022-03-27T08:13:56-07:00

Calaveras Big Trees in Dire Wildfire Danger


Calaveras Big Trees Association’s Board voted unanimously last week to call for the Department of Parks and Recreation to take immediate, urgent action to mobilize cavalry of forest crews to clean up the massive build-up of dense, dry vegetation … now, during the winter months.  The entire 6500-acre Park is in dire condition given the [...]

Calaveras Big Trees in Dire Wildfire Danger2022-04-06T14:13:07-07:00

California Naturalist Program 2022


Waitlist Only Sorry, the class has sold out.  If you are interested in being added to the waitlist, please click the button below. The very successful California Naturalist Program is returning to Calaveras Big Trees in June 2022. Do you enjoy • Exploring and learning about our local ecology? • Engaging in citizen science? • [...]

California Naturalist Program 20222022-02-02T08:30:10-08:00

Take a Walk and then Shop


Enjoy a walk in the park and then support the park by doing some shopping in the Visitor Center Book Store. There is always something new to be found. You will find something for everyone:  books, clothing, toys, trees, art, stickers, games ..... Your visit to Calaveras Big Trees will be one you want to [...]

Take a Walk and then Shop2022-03-08T10:56:14-08:00


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