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Current Restoration Projects

The health of our land and forests is connected. In the same way that pollution upstream will flow down and effect the water of a town hundreds of miles away, what happens in one forest can have a direct effect on the health and survival of another.

Critical Link in the Forest

San Vicente Redwoods shelters at least 90 ancient redwoods that you can help protect in special reserves. This forest also connects 27,500 acres of contiguous protected territory, providing habitat for rare animals and plants. Your gifts will help restore and gain permanent legal protection for this vast forest. Learn more about San Vicente Redwoods and donate.

Other Restoration Projects

You Can Rebuild a Favorite Big Sur Trail

You Can Rebuild a Favorite Big Sur Trail

The Pfeiffer Falls Trail was the most popular footpath in Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park. Visitors loved the climb through the redwood canyon to see the falls' white ribbons of water streaming from the height of a six-story building. But in 2008, the Chalk fire damaged the trail's three bridges, cutting off hikers from the waterfall. Learn more about how you can restore this trail at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park.

You Can Heal a Wonder Known Worldwide

You Can Heal a Wonder Known Worldwide

In California's rugged northwestern corner lies the Prairie Creek Scenic Corridor. This place is the southern gateway into Redwood National and State Parks (RNSP), home to 45 percent of the world's magnificent old-growth redwood forest and the tallest trees in the world. Here you'll find mighty Roosevelt elk, black bears, bobcats, mountain lions, the federally listed northern spotted owl and the federally and state listed marbled murrelet. Learn more about how you can help heal this special place.

Shady Dell: Creating a Trail in Paradise

Shady Dell: Creating a Trail in Paradise

Your generous gifts enabled Save the Redwoods League to purchase Shady Dell and plan its restoration. Now we're working to open its wonders to you. But first Shady Dell needs work. Logging in the 1800s, 1950s and 1980s damaged this landscape. Before logging, this land embraced giant redwoods, clear streams and diverse, native plants and animals, including now-imperiled salmon, northern spotted owls and birds called marbled murrelets. These animals depend on ancient forest habitat. Our vision is to help restore the forest features they need. Learn more about the restoration efforts at Shady Dell.

Your Support Returned a Bridge to the Redwoods

Your Support Returned a Bridge to the Redwoods

Thanks to your gifts, California State Parks reinstalled a seasonal bridge across the Eel River, restoring visitor access for the first time in three years to 61 stunning redwoods campsites at Standish-Hickey State Recreation Area. The bridge also allows access to the giant Standish tree, miles of forest trails, a sparkling swimming hole and day-use parking. The bridge and campground are open, so go enjoy the magnificent redwoods at Standish-Hickey and know that you made a difference here. Thank you!

Save the Redwoods League and the Skunk Train Work Together to Reopen the Historic 'Redwood Route' and Preserve Old-Growth Forest

Save the Redwoods League and the Skunk Train Work Together to Reopen the Historic 'Redwood Route' and Preserve Old-Growth Forest

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (June 18, 2013)—Save the Redwoods League, the only nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting ancient redwood forests throughout their natural range, announced today that it has reached an agreement with the Mendocino Railway, owners and operators of the famous Skunk Train, to provide $300,000 to acquire an option for purchase of a conservation easement that will permanently protect the ancient redwoods along the train's famous "Redwoods Route" including the Noyo River Watershed. View and download the full press release.

Protecting Wildlife and Redwoods at Cape Vizcaino

Protecting Wildlife and Redwoods at Cape Vizcaino

Restoration efforts are underway at remote and wild Cape Vizcaino, a property in Mendocino County sheltering old-growth redwood forest, grasslands, chaparral and beautiful, rugged coastline. The forest here was formerly managed for logging and ranching. Now, guided by an ecologically-minded forest management plan, the League and our partners are poised to begin healing this land. Learn more about the restoration efforts at Cape Vizcaino.

Stream Restoration Protects Giants of Jed Smith

Stream Restoration Protects Giants of Jed Smith

Unless we take care of the land and waterways around Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, the amazing 2,000 year-old giants at Stout Grove and other parts of the park will suffer. The streams running through the Mill Creek property just south of the park should nurture Stout Grove and imperiled salmon, but they've been damaged by 100 years of logging. See how Save the Redwoods League and California State Parks are restoring Mill Creek's waterways. View the video. Donate today.

Mill Creek Restoration Protects Amazing Ancients

Mill Creek Restoration Protects Amazing Ancients

It can be a long, winding even stressful drive to Stout Grove in Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park at the northernmost tip of California. But it only takes moments to be completely at peace here. Step into this cathedral-like stand, and you'll gaze upon immense redwood columns rising to a canopy that filters the sunlight. A thick carpet of needles and ferns traps every sound, creating remarkable silence. This magical space will suffer unless we take care of the land and waterways around this park. Learn how you can help.

Buffering Calaveras' Giant Sequoias

Buffering Calaveras' Giant Sequoias

We thinned and restored dense forest to reduce fire risk and prepared the Beaver Creek property for transfer to Calaveras Big Trees State Park. The League also installed fencing to mark the new park boundary. This property will buffer Calaveras' amazing giant sequoias.

Protecting Wildlife and Redwoods at Cape Vizcaino

Restoration efforts are underway at remote and wild Cape Vizcaino, a property in Mendocino County sheltering old-growth redwood forest, grasslands, chaparral and beautiful, rugged coastline. The forest here was formerly managed for logging and ranching. Now, guided by an ecologically-minded forest management plan, the League and our partners are poised to begin healing this land. Learn more about the restoration efforts at Cape Vizcaino.

Castle Rock State Park

HIGHLIGHTS: At the crest of the Santa Cruz Mountains, Castle Rock State Park is just minutes from Silicon Valley.

Park Highlights & Visitor Information »