It’s dawn in the redwood forest. As the sun rises, pale green light filters down through the foliage. High in the canopy, a varied thrush sings. The presence of these ancient trees is both calming and inspiring, something you feel in your soul. For the next hour, a skilled interpreter guides you through these hallowed [...]
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Morning smoke and sunrise combined for a gorgeous shot at the Calaveras Big Trees State Park’s North Grove prescribed burn during the second day of firing operations. Photo captures Josh Martin-Litzner learning to become an ignition specialist under CAL FIREdirection. Firing operations are complete for this segment of the burn and all is going very well. [...]
Forests are for everyone, and our Three Senses Trail was built back in 1976 as a special place for disabled visitors. This trail encourages all visitors to experience the forest via smell, touch and sound. It became known as the “braille trail,” because this was the best technology at the time for the visually impaired.ARNOLD, Calif. — This past Saturday [...]
Article and Photos provided by Dakota Morlan- Calaveras Enterprise Fifth graders from an urban school in Lodi were able to experience the majesty of the world’s largest tree species while on a field trip to Calaveras Big Trees State Park on Sept. 21. Thanks to a new program created by the Calaveras Big Trees Association [...]
Governor Jerry Brown has proclaimed October 2018 California Redwoods Month in honor of the redwood forests, “a globally significant treasure and a quintessential symbol of the Golden State.” With this Proclamation, Governor Brown and the State of California have taken an important stand for the redwoods! Article by Shelana deSilva Read More!
Calaveras Big Trees Association in partnership with Save the Redwood League hosted a hardy group of interested astronomers on Thursday evening October 11. CBTA is proud to be partnering with Save the Redwoods League as they recognize the 100th anniversary of Save the Redwoods League and celebrate the conservation legacy to protect California’s incredible coast redwood [...]
On Saturday September 8, 2018, the winners of the "Ain't Life Grand" Raffle were drawn. Congratulations to: Pamela Greenhalgh - Basket #1 - Cabin in the Woods MaryAnne Carlton - Basket #2 - Boats, Planes & Trains John and Cindy Gustafson - Basket #3 - Golfer's Delight Bill Minkel & Vida Kenk - Basket #4 [...]
After a wonderful summer of sharing fresh ideas, teaching and learning, our amazing interns have moved off to new adventures. But we will always remember the many fantastic programs, songs and puppet shows they created for Junior Rangers and Cubs as well as Campfires. All their work was greatly appreciated by visitors and staff alike. [...]
As Summer winds down and schools are back in session, the programs being offered at the Park are also changing. Our amazing interns, Shelby and Cambry are on their way back to college and our daily programs have ended. Saturday will continue to host the 1 pm North Grove Hike. Please call 209-795-7980 or 209-795-3840 [...]
When reading histories of the park, it’s easy to make assumptions that are flat-out wrong – which is why Mel Bradley’s recent seminar on the Bradley Grove was so inspiring. With stories, old photos and surrounded by his large extended family, Mel described how his grandparents helped to save over 1,000 giant sequoias in the [...]