California State Parks and CAL FIRE Plan Prescribed Burns at Calaveras Big Trees State Park Work expected to begin week of October 21, 2019 ARNOLD, Calif. — California State Parks in cooperation with the California Department of Forestry and Fire protection (CAL FIRE) are planning to begin a series of prescribed burns beginning on or around [...]
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Come look at the stars! Docents will be sharing information and telling stories as everyone gazes at the night sky. Two telescopes and astronomical binoculars will give you a closer look at the moon, planets and deep sky objects. We’re excited to have a webcam for one of the telescopes, so images can be shown [...]
Labor Day weekend marks the end of most of the summer programs Here is the schedule for the weekend: Labor Day Weekend Schedule Saturday August 31 10am - 11am Junior Rangers (ages 7-12) Junior Cubs (ages 3-6) 10:00am South Grove Hike – Meet So. Grove parking lot 11:30 am North Grove Guided Walk - Gather [...]
Calaveras Big Trees Association is proud to present our 2018 Annual Report. This reports illustrates some of the amazing work we accomplished in 2018 thanks to the generosity and support of you, our members and donors. Click Here to Read We sincerely appreciate the essential part that our members and donors play in our being [...]
The last 2019 sessions of Creek Critters will be held on Saturday August 24, Saturday August 31, Sunday September 1 and Monday September 2. Please join the fun at 1 pm at Beaver Creek Creek Critters is a time for exploring Beaver Creek, looking for aquatic insects. Pairs of children, wade into the clear, shallow [...]
It is with sadness that we share news of the passing of Wayne Harrison. Many people know of Wayne through his work as an Environmental Scientist at Calaveras Big Trees State Park, where he worked for over 35 years. He was one of the founders of the CA State Park’s prescribed burn program, and was instrumental [...]
July 6 at 2pm (after the 4th of July Parade in Arnold) in Jack Knight Hall PLEASE NOTE: Time change to 2 pm in Jack Knight Hall. Presented by Carlos Geisdorff, Me Wuk Language Program Manager for the Tuolumne Tribal Council. A free seminar to learn about the daily lives of the Me-Wuk people, how they [...]
On July 20th, 2019, Calaveras Big Trees State Park will offer a special event called Discovery Day. It’s a celebration of the “Discovery” of the Giant Sequoia Trees. Park docents will share the stories of how our park came to be. Visitors may pick up a “Passport” and visit the 5 locations near the Visitor [...]
Prescribed Burn Planned at Calaveras Big Trees State Park ARNOLD, Calif. — California State Parks in cooperation with the California Department of Forestry and Fire protection (CAL FIRE) are planning to begin a prescribed burn on or around Thursday, June 13 to Friday, June 14, 2019 in Calaveras Big Trees State Park. The goal is [...]
This Saturday at 1 pm, get up close and personal with a raccoon, porcupine, a river otter and other surprises. WILD THINGS are brought to the Park by CONSERVATION AMBASSADORS “Providing a loving home for displaced, abused, abandoned, injured wild animals” Find all the excitement happening at the Campfire Center. Call 209-795-1196 for more information [...]