Redwood Roots: Big Basin’s Past and Present

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Join us for a Live Virtual Event to learn about the history of Big Basin and ongoing recovery efforts.

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Redwood Roots: Big Basin's Past and Present, the first in a series of virtual events conducted as part of the Reimagining Big Basin project, will offer participants a long-view of the Park with the intention to deepen discussions about the Parks’ present and future. The event will be conducted virtually on November 16, 2021 from 6pm- 7:30 p.m., and will be available at reimaginingbigbasin.org following the event.

This virtual event will feature presentations by Traci Bliss, Emerita Professor and author of Big Basin Redwood Forest: California's Oldest State Park, and Mark Hylkema, Cultural Resources Program Supervisor for California State Parks’ Santa Cruz District. Hylkema will provide an overview of the landscape and indigenous populations that inhabited and managed it prior to it becoming private property, and Bliss will share in-depth research on the original vision for the park and the fate of that vision in the decades that followed. Together, these stories from Big Basin’s complex past will offer a more inclusive and accurate understanding of how the landscape has been managed over time. Chris Spohrer, Superintendent for California State Parks’ Santa Cruz District, will also provide an update on the Park’s current conditions and recovery efforts, and event participants will be invited to share their thoughts on the future of Big Basin.

Spanish translation will be available during the presentation. Persons requiring special accommodations should contact Reimagining.BigBasin@parks.ca.gov by 11/12/21.

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