Big Basin Briefing #6: February 2022

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Making Big Basin Safe for People and Wildlife

  • Electrical and internet service installation are underway for the Saddle Mountain interim park operations location.
  • The State Parks Northern Service Center has completed draft designs for safety and public access upgrades that will be needed for interim access at the former Park Headquarters area.
  • Interpretive panels and a temporary educational and interpretive staging area are being designed for the interim limited public access to the park.
  • Burn piles have been created at the Redwood Loop Trail to reduce fuels and promote forest health.
  • Signups are complete and plans are underway for a volunteer workday in March. Limited space is already filled for this volunteer event, but staff hope to be able to hold additional volunteer days in the spring.

Learn about Big Basin’s Recovery

  • The final webinar on February 17th was well-attended and dived into the visioning process of the park. To view the recording, click here.
  • Two more pop up events will be held in Watsonville and San Jose, come say hi and talk to us about Big Basin!

Stakeholder Engagement

  • Thanks to all your help the Sempervirens Fund has protected the Gateway to Big Basin! This 153-acre property has a high conservation potential, and we are very excited to see it preserved. To learn more, click here.
  • The memory mapping tool is still open! Come share or view memories about Big Basin Redwoods State Park and join the conversation about how the park’s resources and facilities shaped visitor experiences. To add a memory, click here. To view shared memories, click here.