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Press Coverage

 

California Now: Untouched Redwood Grove to Become a Public Park (external link)
July 2018

National Parks Traveler: Redwood National And State Parks Hold Meetings for Prairie Creek Forest and Stream Restoration (external link)
July 2018

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CBS News – July 2018

CBS News: Mapping the genome of redwoods (external link)
July 2018

Sunset.com: A New Redwoods Reserve Is Opening in Sonoma County in 2021 (external link)
July 2018

Backpacker.com: New Redwood Park Coming to Sonoma Coast (external link)
July 2018

Travelers Today: California Is Turning A Redwood Tree Grove Into A Public Park (external link)
July 2018

CBS SF Bay Area: Scientists Map Old-Growth Redwoods’ Genome to Preserve Future Forests (external link)
July 2018

California Patch: Group Acquires 730 Acres Of Sonoma Old-Growth Redwoods (external link)
June 2018

Lonely Planet: California is getting a new public redwood park (external link)
June 2018

Bay Nature: The Discovery of the Oldest Redwood South of Mendocino Marks a New Era (external link)
June 2018

Palo Alto Weekly: New redwoods reserve to open to the public (external link)
June 2018

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KCRA (NBC 3) – June 2018
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KRON 4 – June 2018
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KPIX (CBS 5) – June 2018
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KTVU (FOX 2) – June 2018
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KGO (ABC 11) – June 2018
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KCRA (NBC 3) – June 2018
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KPIX (CBS 5)- June 2018
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KCRA (NBC 3) – June 2018

AP News: Redwood grove on California coast to become public park (external link)
June 2018

KCBS-AM: Harold Richardson Redwoods Reserve (external link)
June 2018

KGO-AM: Harold Richardson Redwoods Reserve (external link)
June 2018

SF Chronicle: Family’s legendary grove of old-growth redwoods preserved (external link)
June 2018

The Mercury News & East Bay Times: New California redwood park larger than Muir Woods created on Sonoma Coast (external link)
June 2018

Marin Independent-Journal: ‘Another Muir Woods’: Ancient North Bay redwood forest purchased for park (external link)
June 2018

Times-Standard: New redwoods park larger than Muir Woods (external link)
June 2018

Santa Rosa Press Democrat: Save the Redwoods League acquires oldest tree in Sonoma County (external link)
June 2018

KTVU.com: Largest deal to protect old-growth redwood trees in California in 20 years (external link)
June 2018

PR Newswire: Largest Old-Growth Coast Redwood Forest in Private Hands Now Permanently Protected by Save the Redwoods League (external link)
June 2018

The Mercury News: Butler: The afterglow of giving burns brighter with a tax deduction (external link)
June 2018

KCBS: Red Hill Grove: Interview with Sam Hodder (external link)
May 2018

KQED: Red Hill Grove (external link)
May 2018

The Mercury News: Taller than Niagara Falls: Giant sequoia forest preserved in landmark conservation deal (external link)
May 2018

KTVU: San Francisco redwood conservationists fundraising to protect 1,000-year-old California sequoias (external link)
May 2018

Redwood Times: 2018 declared the Year of the Redwoods (external link)
May 2018

World Itineraries: Celebrating its Centennial, ‘Save the Redwoods League’ embraces protection plan for the ancient giants (external link)
May 2018

Eureka Times-Standard: Redwoods Parks make pact with group to restore old growth in Humboldt, Del Norte (external link)
April 2018

Del Norte Triplicate: Groups partner to save the redwoods (external link)
April 2018

KIEM (NBC 3): New partnership and funding aimed towards rising the redwoods (external link)
April 2018

Santa Rosa Press Democrat: California’s towering redwoods face uncertain future, report says (external link)
April 2018

Johns Hopkins Health Review: Reading the Trees (external link)
April 2018

KGO (ABC 7): Save the Redwoods League president discusses SF Earth Day event (external link)
April 2018

KRON 4: San Francisco celebrates Earth Day early (external link)
April 2018

FunCheapSF: San Francisco Earth Day 2018 Festival & Climate Rally | Civic Center (external link)
April 2018

STEPin2: Come join us and celebrate Earth Day San Francisco 2018 (external link)
April 2018

KTVU: San Francisco scientists take an unprecedented look at California’s redwood trees (external link)
April 2018

KPIX: How Logging Could Help Save California’s Redwood Forests (external link)
April 2018

KRCR: Gov. agencies unite to ‘bring back ancient Redwood forest on the North Coast’ (external link)
April 2018

Redwood Times: New idea takes root to save old-growth redwoods: Losing smaller trees could help to save grand old ones (external link)
April 2018

East Bay Times: Environmentalist plan to thin 10,000 acres of trees in Northern California’s old-growth redwood forests (external link)
April 2018

Marin Independent Journal: Report sounds alarm for Marin’s old redwoods (external link)
April 2018

KGO-TV: Save the Redwoods League president discusses SF Earth Day event (external link)
April 2018

KQED Forum: Seeing the Forest for the Trees: Report Says Thinning Forests Key to Saving Redwoods (external link)
April 2018

San Francisco Chronicle: A plea to save California’s treasured coast redwoods, giant sequoias (external link)
April 2018

Los Angeles Times: Happy Earth Day! Five redwood parks you’ve never heard of — and why you should go (external link)
April 2018

The Mercury News: Environmentalists plan logging to restore California’s redwood forests (external link)
April 2018

CBS SF Bay Area: How Logging Could Help Save California’s Redwood Forests (external link)
April 2018

KTVU: San Francisco scientists take an unprecedented look at California’s redwood trees (external link)
April 2018

KXJZ-FM: Interview with Emily Burns (external link)
April 2018

San Francisco Chronicle: The 5 best spots around Santa Cruz to see redwoods (external link)
April 2018

Forbes: Lonely Planet Names the Top 10 Places to Visit in the U.S. for 2018 (external link)
March 2018

KTVU: Lonely Planet dubs California redwood coast No. 1 U.S. destination in 2018: Lonely Planet (external link)
February 2018

Huffington Post: Lonely Planet’s Top U.S. Destination Of 2018 Is An Underrated Treasure (external link)
February 2018

Today.com: Here are the top US places to see in 2018 (external link)
February 2018

The Mirror UK: Lonely Planet reveals the best places in the USA to visit in 2018 (external link)
February 2018

Lonely Planet: The Best in the US destinations for 2018 (external link)
February 2018

LA Times: Lonely Planet picks California’s Redwood Coast as top U.S. place to go in 2018 (external link)
February 2018

Lonely Planet: What it costs to visit the Best in the US destinations for 2018 (external link)
February 2018

The Mercury News: 5 epic hikes through California’s ancient sequoia and redwood groves (external link)
January 2018

East Bay Times: 5 epic hikes through California’s ancient sequoia and redwood groves (external link)
January 2018

The Monthly: Parks May Get Financial Boost (external link)
January 2018

J. The Jewish News of Northern California: Tu B’Shevat in the Bay means Tu B’Shevat in the redwoods (external link)
January 2018

KTVU: Tea ceremony, music at San Francisco park to honor the redwood tree (external link)
January 2018

newKerala.com: Save the Redwoods League Celebrates 100 Years of Protecting California’s Majestic Coast Redwood and Giant Sequoia Forests (external link)
January 2018

Lonely Planet: See California’s redwood forests for free and help protect them into the future (external link)
January 2018



Chico Enterprise-Record: Free redwood parks passes available second Saturdays this year (external link)
January 2018

Patch Milpitas: Free Admission To California Redwoods State Parks 2018 (external link)
January 2018

ABC 30 Fresno: California state parks offering free admission on some Saturdays (external link)
January 2018

NBC San Diego: Redwoods State Parks: Free Second Saturdays in 2018 (external link)
January 2018

YubaNet.com: Save the Redwoods League to Provide Free Day-Use Admission to Visitors at Redwood State Parks on the Second Saturday of Each Month in 2018 (external link)
January 2018

The Press Democrat: Redwoods League offers free passes to California’s redwood parks (external link)
January 2018

Eureka Times-Standard: Redwood State Parks offer ‘Second Saturdays’ park passes (external link)
January 2018

The Tribune (San Luis Obispo): Take a look at some of the redwoods state parks you can visit for free in 2018 (external link)
January 2018

NBC Bay Area: Redwoods State Parks: Free Second Saturdays in 2018 (external link)
January 2018

The Mercury News/East Bay Times: Free admission coming to 40 California redwood state parks, once a month, starting Saturday (external link)
January 2018

The Mercury News/East Bay Times: 2018 dates for free admission to redwood parks (external link)
January 2018

Fox 11 Los Angeles: Visit California’s redwood state parks for free (external link)
January 2018

Los Angeles Times: Let the events of 1918 shape your travels in 2018 (external link)
January 2018

KTVU-TV: Visit California’s redwood state parks for free (external link)
January 2018

Mendocino Voice: Save the Redwoods League turns 100, gives you free park tickets (external link)
January 2018

The Sacramento Bee: Here are your chances to visit California’s redwoods for free at state parks (external link)
January 2018

The Modest Bee: Here are your chances to visit California’s redwoods for free at state parks (external link)
January 2018

Red Tricycle: Free Second Saturdays at the CA Redwoods State Parks Throughout 2018 (external link)
January 2018

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About the League and Redwoods

Established in 1918, Save the Redwoods League is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to protect and restore redwood forests and connect people to their peace and beauty so these wonders of the natural world will flourish. The League was instrumental in saving the ancient redwood forest from extinction; negotiating the purchase of hundreds of thousands of acres of redwood forest, and helping to create redwood parks that inspire millions of annual visitors from around the world. The League’s science research has established that old growth redwoods store more carbon per acre than any other ecosystem in the world and play a critical role in the fight against climate change.

Date of League’s Founding: 1918

Headquarters: San Francisco, California (First office was located at University of California, Berkeley)

Current Membership: 19,000

Redwood Lands Preserved by the League: More than 200,000 acres to date

Number of Redwood Parks Established with Our Help: 66

Number of People Touched by Our Work: More than 30 million people visit a redwood park annually


Redwoods FAQs:
Where are redwoods located?
  • Coast redwoods grow naturally in a narrow 450-mile coastal strip from southern Oregon to the Big Sur in California.
  • Giant sequoia are found in scattered groves along the western slopes of California’s Sierra Nevada.
What species do redwoods belong to?
Redwoods are members of the cypress family, and include several close – and often imperiled – relative species, including the dawn redwood in China and the alerce in Chile and Argentina.
What are the current threats to redwood and giant sequoia forests?
The threats to the redwoods are increasingly complex. The primeval forest today resembles islands of disconnected old growth that are pinched at the edges by heavily logged forestland, development and agriculture. They are dependent on streams choked by sediment. And they are cared for by parks organizations that are under-funded and under-resourced. Some of the greatest threats to redwoods today include climate change, human land uses not compatible with forest health (such as development and conversion to vineyards), and the public’s increasing detachment from the natural world.
How do we protect redwood forests today?
The challenge of protecting redwood forests has never been more demanding or complex. Many redwood lands are still struggling to recover from years of damage and neglect. To thrive, protected forests also depend on the health of nearby forested lands, many of which are privately owned, including by commercial timber companies. Land is often used in ways incompatible with forest health; commercial development and vineyard conversion are examples. Assuring the future health and vitality of California’s redwood forest requires us to increase the pace and scale of forest conservation, regenerate the redwood forests that are struggling to recover from generations of clear cutting, and re-invest in our parks to inspire a new generation of redwood visitors.
What are the League's priorities for its second century?
Save the Redwoods League envisions a vibrant redwood forest of the scale and grandeur that once graced the California coast and the Sierra Nevada, protected forever, restored to grow old again, and connected to people through a network of magnificent parks and protected areas that inspire all of us with the beauty and power of nature.
What are the benefits of redwood forest restoration?
Protection of imperiled dependent species; general wildlife and fish habitat improvement; water quality improvement; carbon storage; soil stabilization.

Coast Redwood Quick Facts

  • Number of Acres of Remaining Old-Growth Coast Redwood Forest: 120,000 acres, or about 5 percent of the original forest (the size of San Jose)
  • Total protected coast redwood forest: 23% of their range, 382,000 acres
  • Privately owned coast redwood forest: 77% of their range, 1,256,000 acres
  • Fun Fact: Ancient coast redwood forests store more carbon than any other type of forest on the planet

Giant Sequoia Quick Facts

  • Total Acreage of Remaining Ancient Giant Sequoias: About 43,000 acres, or about 65 percent of the original forest
  • Protected giant sequoia forest: 48,000 acres
  • Privately owned coast redwood forest: 3,000 acres
  • Fun Fact: The widest tree is 31.4 feet, the length of two Toyota Prius cars
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