Articles & News

Congratulations to 25 Newly Certified California Naturalists

2017-07-05T18:27:29+00:00

More than just a pretty landscape, Calaveras Big Trees State Park has long been a place where people can learn about the wonders of our natural environment. It was a perfect fit, therefore, to bring the California Naturalist Program to Big Trees. During the month of June 2017, 25 students completed the California Naturalist Course [...]

Congratulations to 25 Newly Certified California Naturalists 2017-07-05T18:27:29+00:00

Meet Our Interns: Ben and Alex

2017-06-26T22:09:49+00:00

Summer at the park is spectacular, vibrant, and humming with activities. Just when we need them most, our high-energy summer interns have arrived! We are thrilled to introduce Ben Foster (left) and Alex Conrad (right). Alex comes to us from the University of Massachusetts Amherst where she recently graduated with two degrees: BS Biology and BA Gender [...]

Meet Our Interns: Ben and Alex 2017-06-26T22:09:49+00:00

2017 CBT Docent Spotlight

2017-07-06T17:38:38+00:00

The wonderful docents at Calaveras Big Trees State Park are priceless.  Without the gift of their valuable time, the Park would look quite different.  Whether they volunteer in the Visitor Center, on the trails, leading tours, teaching kids or working in the museum, their contribution are hard to measure. Alex Conrad, one of our amazing [...]

2017 CBT Docent Spotlight 2017-07-06T17:38:38+00:00

Welcome Our New Supervising Ranger!

2017-06-07T16:22:18+00:00

By Greg Martin Sector Superintendent Steven Walloupe, a supervising State Park ranger, officially joined the Central Valley District team when he started at Calaveras Big Trees State Park in March of 2017. Steven recently transferred as a supervising ranger from the Lake Tahoe Sector of the Sierra District. He has served in that role since [...]

Welcome Our New Supervising Ranger! 2017-06-07T16:22:18+00:00

A Little Giant Sequoia History

2017-05-30T17:53:00+00:00

By Nancy E. Muleady-Mecham Giant sequoias must stay upright to survive, and they have mechanisms to chemically and physically maintain their balance. Should one lean too much, down it comes. But the trees are known to live past 2000 years. They are not the oldest, tallest or widest of trees, but they are the largest [...]

A Little Giant Sequoia History 2017-05-30T17:53:00+00:00

CBTA Awards Scholarships

2017-05-30T17:11:12+00:00

Each year, CBTA is proud to be able to offer five $1500 academic scholarships to students who have chosen to pursue an education and/or career in an environmentally related field.  The purpose of the scholarships is to provide a monetary award to promising California upper division or graduate students who have shown an educational and [...]

CBTA Awards Scholarships 2017-05-30T17:11:12+00:00

Drought, Bark Beetles, and Tree Mortality in the Sierras

2017-05-17T16:58:28+00:00

If you like learning about the natural world, be sure to check out our free seminars. Come to the park to learn in the morning, picnic at noon, and hike in the afternoon. It makes for a great day! On May 13, 2017, our special guest was Dr. Christopher Fettig, Research Entomologist and Team Leader [...]

Drought, Bark Beetles, and Tree Mortality in the Sierras 2017-05-17T16:58:28+00:00

Highway 4 Road Work Delays

2017-05-03T16:05:03+00:00

If visiting the Park, please be aware that from now until at least October you will probably experience delays just before reaching the Park entrance.  Cal Trans is building retaining walls and widening the road.  Please plan accordingly if travelling to the Park on week days.  You can expect a 10 - 20 minute delay.

Highway 4 Road Work Delays 2017-05-03T16:05:03+00:00