Summer Programs Have Ended


As summer comes to an end, unfortunately activities have ended Remaining Evening Activities: Astronomy:   *Meet at Scenic Overlook August 20, 2022 8:00 pm - The Night Sky August 25, 2022 8:00 pm September 8, 2022 7:30 pm (MOON NIGHT) September 29, 2022 7:30 pm   For more information, please check the white boards around the [...]

Summer Programs Have Ended2022-08-17T19:01:40-07:00

Discovery Day- Was a Great Day!


Calaveras Big Trees State Park Discovery Day Visitors discovered and learned more about the park's past. Their started journey by picking up their passport and boarding an imaginary stagecoach though time. They travelled to different points in history, completed activities and received a gift. All ages enjoyed this stroll through the park's amazing history.  Thank [...]

Discovery Day- Was a Great Day!2022-07-25T08:16:49-07:00

Giant Sequoias (World’s Largest Trees!) Podcast with Wendy Harrison


Giant Sequoias (World's Largest Trees!) with Wendy Harrison Golden State Naturalist Have you ever looked up at something much larger than yourself and felt teeny tiny, but in a good way? That's the feeling I get when I walk among giant sequoias. It is pure wonderment. Join me as I learn more about this spectacular [...]

Giant Sequoias (World’s Largest Trees!) Podcast with Wendy Harrison2022-07-18T13:10:18-07:00

2022 CBTA Annual Meeting Recording


Wonder what Calaveras Big Trees Association has been up to? CBTA held its Annual Membership meeting on Saturday June 25, 2022. If you were unable to attend, you can catch up on all that happened and plans for things to come by watching a replay of the meeting. Click Here to watch CBTA 2022 Annual [...]

2022 CBTA Annual Meeting Recording2022-07-04T19:37:16-07:00

The Night Sky


Join Doc Nancy (Nancy Muleady-Mecham) for a look at the dark skies of Calaveras Big Trees.  There will be talk stars, planets, constellations and mythology. Where: The Overlook When: July 16, 2022  8:30 pm start August 20, 2022 8:00 pm Details: One hour – Dress warmly. (Flashlights are welcome for safety but must be off [...]

The Night Sky2022-07-07T07:09:02-07:00

Astronomy Nights at the Park 2022


Come look at the stars! Docents will be sharing information and telling stories as everyone gazes at the night sky. Two telescopes and astronomical binoculars will give you a closer look at the moon, planets and deep sky objects. We’re excited to have a webcam for one of the telescopes, so images can be shown [...]

Astronomy Nights at the Park 20222022-06-13T19:34:03-07:00

Science and Conservation of Giant Sequoia Forests in a Rapidly Changing World Video


Presented by Anthony Ambrose and Wendy Baxter Recording Available of Presentation Click Here to View Giant sequoia forests are experiencing unprecedented threats from drought, fire, and insect attack. This presentation will describe how changing environmental conditions present novel challenges to the health and survival of giant sequoias and highlight ongoing efforts to study [...]

Science and Conservation of Giant Sequoia Forests in a Rapidly Changing World Video2022-05-04T14:20:28-07:00

Live the Parks Life – Forestry Aides Needed Now


NOW HIRING Forestry Aide Positions California State Parks is hiring Forestry Aides to work in the Central Valley District as a member of our Forest Stewardship Team at Calaveras Big Trees State Park. Forestry Aides work throughout the district doing manual thinning and prescribed burning operations. Help us create a healthy and resilient forest! • [...]

Live the Parks Life – Forestry Aides Needed Now2022-03-27T08:13:56-07:00

Calaveras Big Trees in Dire Wildfire Danger


Calaveras Big Trees Association’s Board voted unanimously last week to call for the Department of Parks and Recreation to take immediate, urgent action to mobilize cavalry of forest crews to clean up the massive build-up of dense, dry vegetation … now, during the winter months.  The entire 6500-acre Park is in dire condition given the [...]

Calaveras Big Trees in Dire Wildfire Danger2022-04-06T14:13:07-07:00


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