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Meet the Women Leading Natural Resource Stewardship Across State Parks

For Women’s History Month, Parks California is proud to feature California State Park’s Program Managers and the Senior Environmental Scientists across …

Top 5 Things We Learned About Protecting California State Parks from Jay Chamberlin

Everyone – from sustainability experts to casual visitors – can practice caring for our natural spaces to ensure California State Parks continue to thrive!  California Natural Resources …

Breaking Nature’s Glass Ceiling

When we think about people in nature, we often see images of rugged men in solo expeditions. Dirt on their face. …

Broadening access and opportunities for careers in natural resources

Environmental stewardship comes in many forms. You may be practicing these daily and not even know it. It’s as simple as picking up litter while …

Making History, Staying Hopeful 

In January, our nation witnessed history. We watched as Kamala Harris was sworn in as the first Black, South …

Bag Packing and Safe Trail Use

Before you head out to your favorite California State Park, there may be a few more things you should look into and …

Planning Your Trip – Before You Go!

Are you a trip planner or do you go with the flow? I am definitely the planner type (even though most things never go …

Visiting State Parks During the Pandemic: A Blog Toolkit

While the pandemic has temporarily taken away in-person classes, work, and social gatherings, but it hasn’t taken away our hope or the outdoors.   California has a wealth of outdoors spaces that can …
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ParkSpeak: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

In the final ParkSpeak event of 2020, we visited Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. Special guests including Ray Lennox, District …
The future of California State Parks

What’s the Future of Parks? An Interview with Director Armando Quintero

Have you met Armando Quintero yet? He recently joined the parks family as the new director of the California …