Prescribed Burn Planned


The work will be in the North Grove area and will cover approximately 26-acres along Group Camp Road. Active burning will occur over two days - Thursday, November 12 and Friday, November 13; however, smoke will remain in the area after active firing has stopped. The unit has been prepared for broadcast burning by removing [...]

Prescribed Burn Planned2020-12-05T13:10:09-08:00

From Peril to Protection


 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 [...]

From Peril to Protection2020-10-30T09:25:49-07:00

Tree Whisperer


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 [...]

Tree Whisperer2020-09-22T12:50:12-07:00

Calaveras Big Trees Awarded “Keeping Parks Whole” Grant


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 [...]

Calaveras Big Trees Awarded “Keeping Parks Whole” Grant2020-09-07T14:31:12-07:00

2020-2021 Board of Directors


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, [...]

2020-2021 Board of Directors2020-08-28T15:29:37-07:00

2019 Annual Report


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 [...]

2019 Annual Report2020-06-22T09:52:53-07:00

Dogwood Walk


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

Dogwood Walk2020-06-05T18:30:48-07:00

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