Friends Of Bidwell Park
Bidwell Park Events Calendar
Friends of Bidwell Park
A list of some of the major contributors
of volunteer time, and a photo of the certificate of appreciation presented by the City of Chico commemorating the more than 8000 hours of volunteer work
A list of
some of the awards we've received
Printable signup form (pdf).
Friends of Bidwell Park Frequently Asked Questions
Annual financial report:
A Brief History Of Bidwell Park
" by Philip A. Lydon
Plants in the Lives of Northern California Native Americans
" by Wes Dempsey
Chico's Lost Arboretum
" by Wes Dempsey
The Metcalf map of the plantings
Larger PDF version
Annie Bidwell's Deed
giving the park to Chico
of the property
comments on Annie's gift to the city
Description of the
held to thank Annie
Description of the meeting where
Chico formally accepts
Letter from Grayson Price, Chico City Attorney, answers
legal questions regarding Annie Bidwell's will.
"Construction of the Yahi Trail"
, by Wes Dempsey
Yahi Trail Map and Guide
, PDF file, 7 MBytes
Poster protesting herbicide use
in Bidwell Park.
Bidwell Park Reflections FOBP newsletter
Reasons to Keep Upper Park Wild
Keep Upper Park Wild Bumper Stickers
Kids and Creeks
Park Commission and City Council
Proposed Chico City Parks
for motor vehicle access to Bidwell Park facilities
A press release announcing
Amphibians and Reptiles of Bidwell Park
, written and illustrated by Jackson D. Shedd
Frequently Asked Questions
inventory of City of Chico park properties
, their size, and administration
Of Bidwell Park: An Outline Summary
A map of
Upper Bidwell Park Soils
(pdf) courtesy of Andrew Conlin of the Chico Soil Survey Office, Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Judy Stolen at Upstate CA Planning and GIS
A guide to the
Bidwell Park & Playground Commission
A guide to the Chico
Annual Park Division Report
League of Women Voters of Butte County
Position Statement on Bidwell Park
How You Can
in Bidwell Park
showing locations of places in and around the park
How to link your site to spots on the Bidwell Park map.
of Current Interest
in Bidwell Park
Some information about
2008—Year of the Frog
Proposal for Removal of Barbed and Woven Wire Fencing in Upper Park
A map of some of the fences in the Ten Mile House Road area of upper park
Friends of Bidwell Park's position paper
on Preserving the Bidwell Ranch property
Impacts of Limited Trail Maintenance
A copy of the
wet weather policy
[pdf] for the park.
Pages covering disc golf
showing impacts on the park from the disc golf courses at the Hwy. 32 site in Upper Park.
What is the Real Cost of Disc Golf in Upper Bidwell Park? An article for the Butte Environmental Council's fall 2007 Environmental News.
Some photos of
Impacts at Disc Golf
Impacts of Developed Recreation in Upper Park
of the disc golf course location.
Disc Golf and the Future of Bidwell Park
letter to the Bidwell Park and Playground Commission
[pdf] outlines concerns that Friends of Bidwell Park have regarding the current disc golf site
[pdf, 584 KB] concerning the impact of disc golf on trees at the site of the disc golf courses in Upper Park.
1993 Grant Deed from the Trust for Public Land
[pdf 3.5 MB] to the City of Chico for the area of Upper Bidwell Park where the unofficial disc golf courses are located. Also, a
letter from the Trust for Public Land
reminding the city that they must comply with the restrictions in that deed.
The Sierra Club Yahi Group
Conservation Report on disc golf
in Upper Park.
Master Management Plan
August 2008 correspondence to the Park Commission
Questions regarding the EIR
An overview of problems with the MMP and EIR
, changes that we've proposed to address some of the problems with the MMP
Master Management Plan Recommendations
Request For Proposals To Update The Bidwell Park Master Management Plan
from the Chico Park Division
Bidwell Park Master Management Plan Issues and Discussion Points
Recommendations from the
Natural Resource Management Plan Discussion Group
on the proposed MMP update and EIR from FOBP
Natural Resource Management
"Bidwell Park: Crown Jewel or Poor Stepchild?
— Perception Versus Reality," by Susan Mason
Bidwell Park In Peril
" by Josephine Guardino
Park Boundary and Viewshed Issues
Plant Species In Bidwell Park
A page about the
park plant inventory project
Weeds In Bidwell Park
" by John Dittes.
What is currently being done to
control invasive plants
in Bidwell Park?
Invasive horticultural plants of the Central Valley and recommendations for non-invasive alternative plants.
Don't Plant a Pest!
Bidwell Park Vegetation Management Update
, January 2008 to May 2009
2007 Vegetation Management Plan
Report to the Park Commission
Meeting of December 11, 2006 [pdf]
Table of invasive plant species
in Bidwell Park [pdf]
2004 Bidwell Park Vegetation Management Plan
Restoration of Chico's Riparian Habitats
A list of some
useful weeding tools
used since 1993
Golf Course Pesticide Usage
Letter From Jim Brobeck to Chico Park Director Regarding
Controlled Burns Near Alligator Hole
Suggestions from Wes Dempsey Regarding Prescribed Burns in Upper Park
Letter to the Park Commission Stream and Preservation Committee
regarding invasive weed control in the park
Vegetation Survey of Upper Bidwell Park: one year after 8/26/99 backfire
, Wes Dempsey
"Wanted (Dead, not Alive) Yellow Starthistle"
A page about
11 x 17 poster
Letter size poster
report on a privet removal project
2012 Bidwell Park
Invasive Plants presentation
Invasive Plant Removal Projects—June 2003 through December 2004
Lost Park press release
Lost Park letter to neighbors
Annie's Glen plant list
Annie's Glen press release
Annie's Glen problem list
Weed wrench™ donation letter
Letter to Woodland Ave. Neighbors
Bladder Senna description
2008 report to the Park Commission
on invasive plants in the park [PDF 19 Mb].
newspaper article from 1941
describes efforts to clear the park of noxious weeds.
Effects of Goat Browsing on Himalayan Blackberry
[pdf], a report by Pheng T. Lee, CSU, Chico Research Foundation
Horseshoe Lake lead remediation map
Footbridge replaced in Lower Park
Auxiliary Lanes Project
on a project public information meeting
A page showing how Chico has spent
Proposition 40 funds
on the TANC electric power transmission line which may be routed across Bidwell Park.
What's in bloom
What's Not In Bloom
Two Ways to
Help Bidwell Park on Make a Difference Day
, October 25, 2003
2003 Chico Christmas Bird Count
Environmental Banquet 2004
March 25, 2004, a Fundraising Event for the 25th Endangered Species Faire
A poster about activities on
Earth Day 2008
(April 19) in the park [PDF 3 Mb].
Puncture-vine removal day on July 31, 2004
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