In 2020, people flocked to the park during the challenging and difficult year. Perhaps because our minds are quieted by wonder. The calming effect of the natural world gives us time to pause and reflect. Joy and hope are natural companions, and you can almost hear the big trees whispering assurances that our [...]
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The work will be in the North Grove area and will cover approximately 26-acres along Group Camp Road. Active burning will occur over two days - Thursday, November 12 and Friday, November 13; however, smoke will remain in the area after active firing has stopped. The unit has been prepared for broadcast burning by removing [...]
Hello Perhaps you know me. My name is the Sentinel Tree and I’m a giant sequoia who stands at the edge of the North Grove gazing down on the Big Stump. (For over 1,000 years, I stood beside a second Sentinel Tree, but my brother fell over in 1919.) Over 160 years ago, we witnessed [...]
One of the highlights of the Interpretive Programs at Calaveras Big Trees State Park that has continued throughout the Covid-19 Pandemic is the PORTS Program.(Parks Online Resources for Teachers and Students). PORTS is a successful Distance Learning program that serves more than 50,000 K-12 students each year by providing an engaging experience with California State [...]
Calaveras Big Trees Association is proud to announce that we were awarded a "Keeping Parks Whole" grant from our great partner, California State Parks Foundation. The pandemic and resulting closure of the Visitor Center store drastically impacted the revenue and budget of the Calaveras Big Trees Association, who is responsible for the majority share of [...]
At the recent 2020 Annual Membership meeting, the following new Board Members were elected to serve on the 2020-2021 Calaveras Big Trees Association Board of Directors: Jim Allday, Jim Bearden, Michael Fox, George Leong, Marcie Powers and Paul Prescott. Nancy Gardner was re-elected to another two year term. They are joined by continuing directors, Vida Kenk, [...]