For Immediate Release: 3/25/2022

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

Amber Sprock
Public Information Officer
(209) 213-9032

ARNOLD, Calif.— California State Parks is holding a town hall meeting April 7 at 6 p.m. at Calaveras Big Trees State Park to discuss forest management in the park.  

The meeting will be held in-person, as well as virtually, to allow broad public participation. State Park’s Central Valley District’s Natural Resources Team will be sharing information regarding forest management plans, wildfire preparation, and protecting giant sequoias in the park. The team will also answer questions from the community. Safety protocols, set 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 Town Hall Meeting
                Protecting Our Forests: A Discussion About Keeping the Forests
                Healthy Using Prescribed Burning and Other Forest Treatments
                within Calaveras Big Trees State Park

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

Where:   Calaveras Big Trees State Park -- Educational Resources Room
                1170 CA-4, Arnold, Ca 95223
                OR Zoom. Pre-registration is not required.

As caretakers of California’s unique and extraordinary redwoods, State Parks continues to increase the resilience of 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 department priority since the park’s creation and a focus of intensive efforts in recent years. State Parks looks forward to receiving public input on its forest management plan.

For individuals who are unable to attend the town hall meeting, or for additional questions, please email State Parks at


Calaveras Big Trees State Park preserves two groves of giant sequoias – the world’s largest trees – in the North and South Groves. Established in 1931, the park offers a mixed-conifer forest (a variety of trees living together), as well as access to the Stanislaus River, Beaver Creek, ancient volcanic formations, and natural meadows. Trails throughout the park allow you to discover the natural beauty that has awed visitors to the area since 1852.

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