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Partial North Grove Trail Closure


The iconic North Grove Trail is being improved. Trail work is expected to last throughout the summer. The trail is currently closed from approximately sign post 7 to sign post 15.  You can still see the Discovery Stump, largest tree in the grove, and access other trails in the North Grove Area.

Partial North Grove Trail Closure2022-10-19T14:37:38-07:00

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

California Naturalist Program 2022


Waitlist Only Sorry, the class has sold out.  If you are interested in being added to the waitlist, please click the button below. The very successful California Naturalist Program is returning to Calaveras Big Trees in June 2022. Do you enjoy • Exploring and learning about our local ecology? • Engaging in citizen science? • [...]

California Naturalist Program 20222022-02-02T08:30:10-08:00

Take a Walk and then Shop


Enjoy a walk in the park and then support the park by doing some shopping in the Visitor Center Book Store. There is always something new to be found. You will find something for everyone:  books, clothing, toys, trees, art, stickers, games ..... Your visit to Calaveras Big Trees will be one you want to [...]

Take a Walk and then Shop2022-03-08T10:56:14-08:00


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