Big Basin Briefing #1: September 2021

As the Reimagining Big Basin project gets underway, California State Parks is initiating a monthly update. These posts aim to ensure that everyone who cares about Big Basin is aware of our progress in making the park safe for visitors and habitable for wildlife. The series will also highlight recent educational resources including footage from… Continue reading Big Basin Briefing #1: September 2021

Update: Limited Reopening

Limited portions of the western coastal region of Big Basin are reopening! Rancho del Oso Nature and History Center will be open Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. beginning Memorial Day Weekend, May 29 and 30. Pre-planning for a visit to Rancho del Oso is highly recommended as COVID-19 guidelines are in effect and… Continue reading Update: Limited Reopening

Signs of Renewal

More than eight months after the CZU Lightning Complex Fire swept through Big Basin, signs of renewal can be seen. Wildflowers are blooming, charred redwoods are basal sprouting, and birds are chirping among the trees. Although plants and animals are returning to Big Basin, the fire still isn’t completely out. In April, some areas in… Continue reading Signs of Renewal