Round Top Geologic Area

Round Top Geologic Area | A Journey Through Geologic Time … Extinct volcanoes and glacially sculpted land are some of the clues to the past that you will encounter on your journey through the Round Top Geologic Area. Dramatic changes to the landscape have...

Round Top Botanical Area

Round Top Botanical Area | Discovering Botanical ‘Gold’ In January of 1830, Kit Carson stood near the area we recognize today as Carson Pass. He was followed in the 1850s by a flood of gold seekers traveling through the area. Today thousands of visitors...

Spring Time is Snake Time

Spring Time is Snake Time by By Bob Garrison Be on the lookout for snakes on your outings during the spring and summer. The warm temperatures and longer daylight hours that stimulate people to get out and enjoy nature also trigger the same response in snakes. Pick up...

Uses of Plants In and Around the Forest

Uses of Plants In and Around the Forest by Candice Cantin Packard Native use of plants as medicine is often looked upon as something of the past which has little relevance to our current needs. However, as a professional Herbalist and Member of the American Herbalist...

Beavers: A Closer Look

Beavers: A Closer Look by Donald L. Fink Autumn in the Sierras has always been a special time and place for me. As long as I can remember, I’ve made a trip to the Sierras one last time in the fall, just to check’ on things to make sure everyone was ready...