First posted February 1, 2004 Last updated June 19,
Performing Arts Camp lies nestled
along Austin Creek, in a wonderful and rare natural
area known as a Redwood Forest.
This type of forest is rather rare in the world,
found only from the southern edge of Oregon to the
southern edge of Monterey County, and extending
inland only a few dozen miles. Cazadero is blessed with being located in an Old Growth Redwood Forest, with several very mature trees.
|The Redwood Forest is nourished by
a combination of lush winter rains and cooling summer
fogs, without which the redwoods would die. The
dominant plant of the Redwood Forest is the Coast
Redwood, a remnant of the dinosaur age. Spreading
its shade over the land, it not only dominates in
size but also controls what other plants can grow
there, as well as what animals can live there. This
plant and animal community is called a Redwood Forest
Biozone. The Redwood Forest, therefore, is a unique
and beautiful place, and we at Cazadero are lucky
to be located in one. This part of the Cazadero
website is devoted to bringing you information about
the Redwood Forest, its plants, animals, ecology,
and various scientific facts. You will also find
the Lesson Plans that our counselors use in the
Nature Program electives that are offered during
our summer music programs.
|We hope that you enjoy the Cazadero
Nature Program online and that your children will
enjoy it as part of the summer with Cazadero.
Cazadero Nature Program
There are many State Parks in our region