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The Contours of a Country – A Tour de Parks California Bike Ride Story

Written by: Michael Bridges Ernest Hemingway once said, “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours …

Get to Know Parks California Board Member Michael Mantell

Meet Michael Mantell, the newest member of Parks California’s Board of Directors! While he may be new to our …

ParkSpeak: Celebrating Stone Lagoon Visitor Center at Humboldt Lagoons State Park

On April 7, Parks California hosted its first ParkSpeak of 2022 to celebrate the first tribally operated Visitor Center …

A First Pandemic Hike

On a clear day last November, two of us from Sierra Club ICO stand with a group of 25 …

Celebrating Black History and Culture in California State Parks

“Footprints” is a Parks California blog series highlighting the contributions of people and communities in state parks. Revisit our …

Thank you for giving us so much to be grateful for

Thank you.  Thank you for giving our team so much to be grateful for.  Thank you for continually supporting …

King Tides are Coming to a California Shore Near You

Strong King tides are coming to a coast near you! King tides are stronger than normal tides at the …

Partnering and Learning from Tribes to Integrate Traditional Ecological Knowledge

How can we partner with tribes to integrate traditional ecological knowledge in conservation and land management? That was the question addressed by …

Footprints: Honoring California’s Indigenous Heritage and Impact

“Footprints” is a Parks California blog series highlighting the contributions of people and communities in state parks. Revisit our …

Backpackers on the California Coast

In May of 2021, I backpacked for the first time with my son at the Point Reyes National Seashore. Point …