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 [...]
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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, [...]
Calaveras Big Trees Association is proud to present our 2019 Annual Report. This reports illustrates some of the amazing work we accomplished in 2019 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 [...]
Did you miss your annual visit to Calaveras Big Trees State Park to enjoy the beautiful Dogwoods? Most, unfortunately, were unable to experience this extraordinary site this year. Thanks to our wonderful Jenny Comperda, PORTS Program Presenter you are able to enjoy a few moments of amazing beauty. Click on this link and enjoy! Dogwood Walk
Unquestionably the Pioneer Cabin Tree was the most visited tree in Calaveras Big Trees State Park. The most asked question in the Visitor Center was "Where is the tree you can walk through?" We can only imagine how any thousands of visitors from all over the world passed through the big tree. Most every visitor that [...]
Here is a message from California State Parks: Natural Resources Agency and State Parks Celebrate Earth Day's 50th Anniversary Virtually Celebrate Earth Day's 50th anniversary Wednesday, April 22, with California Natural Resources Agency (Resources Agency) and California State Parks. The anniversary will be commemorated with a variety of events—all done virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic—to mark [...]