Big Basin Redwoods State Park

BATTERED, BURNED BUT ALIVE; TIME WILL HEAL PARK'S WOUNDS, BUT IT NEEDS BIG MONEY TOO

By Julie Cart, CalMatters

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Photo:  A view of Big Basin Redwoods State Park in Boulder Creek on April 22, 2021. Most of the park burned in 2020's CZU Complex wildfire. Photo by Max Whittaker, courtesy of Save the Redwoods League

May 9, 2021 (Boulder Creek, Calif.) - In the annals of California history, no one has ever had to put a broken state park back together. There’s no guidebook, no rules. So now state officials and conservationists are attempting a complex and extraordinary Humpty Dumpty project: The reawakening of Big Basin Redwoods State Park.