Discover the Untold Story of the Effort to Preserve California’s Natural Treasure in Big Basin Redwood Forest: California’s Oldest State Park

Embark on a riveting journey of unrelenting commitment as you delve into Traci Bliss’ meticulously crafted exploration of Big Basin Redwood Forest: California’s Oldest State Park. Bliss, a revered author and environmental historian, unveils the jaw-dropping story of a victory for the ages.

Nestled amidst the majestic redwoods of the Santa Cruz Mountains, Big Basin Redwood Forest stands as a testament to the resilience and magnificence of nature. Encompassing an expansive 18,000 acres, this park is home to some of the tallest and oldest trees on the planet. The state of California is committed to Big Basin becoming the model of forest sustainability after the CZU fire of 2020 so ably documented by Bliss.

In Big Basin Redwood Forest: California’s Oldest State Park, readers relive critical events of the late 1800s and early 1900s, a pivotal era marked by the looming threat of the redwood forests’ demise. Faced with escalating demands for timber, a grassroots environmental movement emerged, rallying the entire state to safeguard this irreplaceable natural legacy for generations to come.

Basin Redwood Forest: California’s Oldest State Park has garnered fervent praise, earning accolades as a seminal work for environmentalists, conservationists and nature aficionados. It is celebrated by women’s organizations such as the DAR and AAUW for the unprecedented role of women as environmental activists.  Here is what readers at both the national and local level have had to say:  

“Dr. Bliss’s masterful ‘biography’ of the Big Basin not only illuminates its storied past but also issues a compelling call to action for contemporary stewards of our natural heritage. Through her vivid prose, readers are invited to immerse themselves in the rich tapestry of the park’s history, rekindling a sense of duty to preserve these extraordinary landscapes for future generations.” — Patrick A. Shea, former Director of the Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior.

“Historian Traci Bliss has crafted a mesmerizing chronicle in ‘Big Basin Redwood Forest: California’s Oldest State Park.’ Complete with a stunning array of previously unseen photographs, this book serves as a heartfelt tribute to the dedicated individuals whose tireless conservation efforts have shaped the ethos of our community and our entire state.  Santa Cruz Sentinel.

This 305-page tome, published by The History Press, awaits eager readers at bookstores nationwide and includes 32 color photos. Secure your copy today from Amazon and embark on an enlightening journey through the annals of California’s historic landscapes.

About the Author

Traci Bliss, a distinguished writer and recipient of numerous awards, continues to captivate audiences as the keynote speaker for over 25 organizations on the topic of Big Basin Redwood Forest. She retired early from a celebrated career as a full professor to tell the seemingly miraculous saga of California’s first state park. As the foremost authority on Big Basin’s history and its pivotal role in catalyzing the environmental movement, her mission is to inspire the present with the heroism of the past. Educated at Stanford University, she holds three degrees — a BA, MA, and PhD — alongside an MPA from the LBJ School at the University of Texas, Austin.

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