calaveras big trees state park

The fallen Pioneer Cabin Tree. Photo by Save the Redwoods League

Tree Ring Analysis of the Pioneer Cabin Tree

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California State Parks and Save the Redwoods League are collaborating to study the fallen Pioneer Cabin Tree in Calaveras Big Trees State Park to learn about its long life and the environmental changes within the forest over time.

California’s state parks, like Calaveras Big Trees State Park, remain the jewels of the state despite financial setbacks.

California’s State Parks Still Sublime

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Over the past few years, especially since the “parks closure crisis” of 2012, California State Parks staff have taken a lot of heat. And, to be sure, our parks face real challenges — like a severely depleted workforce, declining appropriations, …

Calaveras Big Trees State Park. Photo by Julie Martin

Calaveras Big Trees State Park Visitor Center

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As the story goes, in 1852 a hunter wounded a grizzly and chased it into a forest, only to find trees that were three times bigger than any he’d ever seen before. When he returned to civilization, the hunter spread …

Beaver Creek sequoia.

Beaver Creek

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Thanks to our members, Save the Redwoods League has purchased the Beaver Creek property, 320 acres of forestland that buffer the amazing giant sequoias of Calaveras Big Trees State Park!