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Early 2017 Storms Impact Calaveras Big Trees

Mother Nature decided to do some redecorating in Calaveras Big Trees ate Park.  Of course the most historic event was the falling of the Pioneer Cabin Tree on January 8, 2017.  Since then, the Park has been inundated with rain, snow and more rain.  Who knew Calaveras Big Trees would offer water activities like canoeing [...]

California Naturalist Program Returning to Big Trees

The very successful Calfornia Naturalist Program is returning to Calaveras Big Trees this coming summer. The mission of the California Naturalist Program is to foster a diverse community of naturalists and promote stewardship of California’s natural resources through education and service. It introduces Californians to the wonders of our unique ecology and engages the public [...]

The Impact of Drought on the Giant Sequoias

The present drought in California is the most prolonged in nearly two thousand years. In a study of tree ring width of fallen giant sequoias (Sequoadendron giganteum) in the central region of the Sierra, extending from Yosemite to Sequoia National Park, Hughes and Brown (Climate Dynamics 6: 161-167, 1991) found evidence for an average of [...]