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Reimagining Big Basin

The California Department of Parks and Recreation (State Parks) is engaging stakeholders and the public in an effort to reimagine the future of Big Basin Redwoods State Park (Big Basin) following the CZU Lightning Complex Fire that started on August 16, 2020.

Vision Summary

The Reimagining Big Basin Vision Summary illustrates the collaborative public engagement process and the guiding vision for the reestablishment of Big Basin Redwoods State Park. Please review the document online by clicking the link below.

About this Project

The process for reestablishing the park includes immediate recovery efforts, planning processes to renew the vision for the park’s future, and long-term planning and implementation projects. The Reimagining Big Basin project will provide updates on these efforts and engage stakeholders and the community in initial conversations regarding the vision and goals for reestablishment of Big Basin.

Opportunities to Participate

Be a part of the Reimagining Big Basin process! By participating in events, webinars, and surveys, you will help ensure that Big Basin becomes an inspiring model for 21st century parks.

Recovery Updates, Virtual Experience, and FAQ

Big Basin was dramatically changed by the CZU Lightning Complex Fire in 2020. While it is not yet possible to witness these changes in person, you can learn more about the park’s current conditions and ongoing recovery efforts through State Parks’ updates, recent videos, photographs, and news articles.