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The Resilience of Big Basin Redwood Forest

The Resilience of Big Basin Redwood Forest

The Auto Tree, last charred during the California gold rush, shows our remarkably resilient oldest state park. On May 1st, California State Parks staff hosted thirty volunteer workers at Big Basin; the first group since the 2020 CZU fire. What a privilege to...

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Stanford: The Bill Lane Center for the American West

Stanford: The Bill Lane Center for the American West

Traci Bliss, in conversation with Paul Nauert, reveals the untold story of a herculean effort to preserve the ancient redwoods for future generations. The epic saga of Big Basin began in the late 1800s when the surrounding communities saw their once "inexhaustible"...

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The overlooked women who saved the Big Basin redwoods

The overlooked women who saved the Big Basin redwoods

BY KATE BRADSHAW JANUARY 13, 2022 Driven by tales from her family history, Traci Bliss quit academia to document the overlooked female activists behind the founding of one of America’s most iconic parks. Traci Bliss, whose family has for generations called the Santa...

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Reimagining Big Basin: Virtual Event November 16, 6-7:30 p.m.

Reimagining Big Basin: Virtual Event November 16, 6-7:30 p.m.

This virtual event will feature presentations by Traci Bliss, Emerita Professor and author of ‘Big Basin Redwood Forest’, and Mark Hylkema, Cultural Resources Program Supervisor for California State Parks’ Santa Cruz District, and others. Bliss and Hylkema will share...

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Radio Interview & Talk

Radio Interview & Talk

Radio Interview September 21: KSCO 1080AMGood Morning Monterey Bay  Rosemary Chalmers interviews Traci live at 8:35 am | Library Sponsored Book Talk September 28 (5-6:30) Community Room, Felton Library, Gushee St., Felton https://santacruzpl.libcal.com/event/8291327

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Big Basin Redwood Forest, California’s Oldest State Park

Big Basin Redwood Forest, California’s Oldest State Park

NEW BOOK CHRONICLES UNTOLD STORY OF THE EFFORT TO PRESERVE BIG BASIN REDWOODS STATE PARK Press Release by Jennifer Murray August 31, 2021—SANTA CRUZ, CA — On the heels of the 1-year anniversary of the CZU Lightning Complex Fires, Big Basin Redwood Forest, California’s...

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