California State Parks to Hold Town Hall on Calaveras Big Trees State Park Forest Management Plan

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Pioneer Cabin Tree in the snow before it fell in 2017
Credit: CA. State Parks

March 26, 2022 – ARNOLD, CA— California State Parks is holding a town hall meeting April 7 at 6 p.m. at Calaveras Tall Trees State Park to discuss forest management in the park.

The meeting will be held in person, as well as virtually, to allow for broad public participation. The State Park’s Central Valley District Natural Resources Team will share information regarding forest management plans, wildfire preparedness, and the protection of giant sequoias in the park. The team will also answer questions from the community. Safety protocols, established by public health officials to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, will be in effect. As such, face coverings are recommended indoors, regardless of vaccination status.

What: Community public meeting
Protecting Our Forests: A Discussion on Forest Preservation
Safe use of prescribed burning and other forestry treatments
in Calaveras Big Trees State Park

When: Thursday, April 7 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Where: Calaveras Big Trees State Park – Educational Resource Room
1170 CA-4, Arnold, CA 95223
WHERE Zoom. Advance registration is not required.

As custodians of California’s unique and extraordinary redwood trees, state parks continue to build resilience in the forest, park infrastructure, and surrounding communities at Calaveras Big Trees State Park. The protection, stewardship, and interpretation of the parks’ giant sequoia groves has been a priority of the department since the park’s inception and a focus of intensive effort in recent years. State Parks looks forward to receiving public feedback on its forest management plan.

For those unable to attend the public meeting or for additional questions, please email State Parks at amber.sprock@parks.ca.gov.

Calaveras Big Trees State Park preserves two groves of giant sequoias – the tallest trees in the world – in the North and South groves. Established in 1931, the park offers mixed coniferous forest (a variety of trees living together), as well as access to the Stanislaus River, Beaver Creek, ancient volcanic formations, and natural grasslands. Trails through the park allow you to experience the natural beauty that has impressed visitors to the area since 1852.
Source: CA. State Parks

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