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This spectacular tree is among Red Hill Grove’s 110 ancient giant sequoia. Photo by Paolo Vescia

Save the Redwoods League Acquires One of the Last and Largest Remaining Unprotected Giant Sequoia Groves in the World

Save the Redwoods League, celebrating its centennial year as the only nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and stewarding giant sequoia and coast redwood forests in California, successfully raised $4 million to acquire Red Hill, one of the two largest unprotected giant sequoia properties in the world.

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One of several pristine unnamed creeks run through Harold Richardson Redwoods Reserve

Largest Old-Growth Coast Redwood Forest in Private Hands Now Permanently Protected by Save the Redwoods League

Save the Redwoods League, celebrating their centennial year as the only nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and stewarding coast redwood and giant sequoia forests in California, today announced that it has acquired the 730-acre Harold Richardson Redwoods Reserve in Sonoma County to permanently protect hundreds of old-growth redwoods and provide future public access to them.

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This spectacular tree is among Red Hill Grove’s 110 ancient giant sequoia. Photo by Paolo Vescia

Save the Redwoods League Has Secured the Opportunity to Protect One of the World’s Last Privately Owned Giant Sequoia Forests

Save the Redwoods League, the only nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and stewarding coast redwood and giant sequoia forests in California, today announced that it has negotiated an agreement to purchase and protect the 160-acre Red Hill property, one of the two largest unprotected giant sequoia properties in the world. The property, on the South Fork of the Tule River, contains 110 ancient giant sequoia and provides a critical habitat for a variety of imperiled species including the Pacific fisher, Sierra marten and California spotted owl. Red Hill is located less than 200 miles from Los Angeles.

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Two panoramic photos comparing conditions in an old growth forest(top) and a neighboring second growth forest(bottom) in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park. Redwoods in the second growth forest suffer from high competition and lack the fully develop canopies seen in the old growth forest. The large multilayered canopy of an old growth redwood allows these trees to grow so large and provide critical habitat for wildlife. Photo by Andrew Slack, Save the Redwoods League

Save the Redwoods League, National Park Service, and California State Parks Launch Historic Forest Restoration Program, “Redwoods Rising,” on Fri, April 27

Save the Redwoods League, the National Park Service and California State Parks today announced the kickoff of Redwoods Rising, a collaborative effort to restore the historically logged redwood forest within Redwood National and State Parks.

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Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park. Photo by Jon Parmentier

Save the Redwoods League Scientists Reveal Significant Need for Forest Conservation Efforts in New Report

First-ever State of the Redwoods Conservation Report provides scientific assessment of condition, trends and challenges for entire redwood ecosystems; Accompanying Vision Statement outlines a path for improving conditions over the next 100 years

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Residual old-growth redwoods rise above a forest that was logged before the area in the Redwood Creek watershed became part of Redwood National and State Parks. Photo by Mike Shoys

Save the Redwoods League, National Park Service and California State Parks Unite to Bring Back Ancient Redwood Forest on the North Coast of California

New initiative, Redwoods Rising, fast-tracks the growth of healthy redwood forests on 80,000 acres of parklands — providing clean air and water, storing carbon and fighting climate change

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Save the Redwoods League & New York Times Bestselling Author T. A. Barron Launch "Reading the Redwoods" Contest for Elementary Students Across the U.S.

Save the Redwoods League & New York Times Bestselling Author T. A. Barron Launch “Reading the Redwoods” Contest for Elementary Students Across the U.S.

In celebration of Save the Redwoods League’s centennial in 2018, the League is organizing a reading contest to inspire young people to discover California’s redwood forests. Reading the Redwoods contest launches March 10, 2018 on ReadingtheRedwoods.org and will run for eight weeks.

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Camping at Big Basin Redwoods State Park. Photo: H.C. Tibbits, 1920s. Save the Redwoods League photograph collection. Courtesy of The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Bancroft Library at University of California, Berkeley, to present Sustaining Grandeur: The First 100 Years of Save the Redwoods League

Marking the 100th anniversary of the founding of Save the Redwoods League, Sustaining Grandeur is an exhibition jointly organized by The Bancroft Library and the League. It explores the League’s first century of protecting from extinction true wonders of the world-California’s ancient coast redwood and giant sequoia forests.

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15-acre addition to the Grove of Old Trees park

Save the Redwoods League and LandPaths Protect Old-growth Redwoods Park and Increase Public Access by Adding 15 More Acres to Existing Parklands

Save the Redwoods League and LandPaths successfully expanded the Grove of Old Trees redwood park near Occidental in Sonoma County by purchasing a 15-acre property adjacent to the park and deeding it to LandPaths.

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Giant Tree, Rockefeller Loop, Humboldt Redwoods State Park. Photo by Tjflex2, Flickr Creative Commons

California Coast Redwoods Named #1 U.S. Travel Destination by Lonely Planet; Save the Redwoods League Makes it Easy to Plan a Trip with New Online Tool

Lonely Planet named California’s Redwood Coast the number one destination in the country to visit in 2018. Since a good trip to the redwoods often begins with the planning, Save the Redwoods League has launched ExploreRedwoods.org.

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Shown before it fell last winter, the famous giant sequoia in Calaveras Big Trees State Park was called the Pioneer Cabin Tree after private owners cut it to make it resemble a cabin. Photo by B Christopher, Alamy Stock Photo

California State Parks Begins Study of Fallen, Iconic ‘Tunnel Tree’ in Calaveras Big Trees State Park

Contacts: Ashley Boarman, Landis Communications for Save the Redwoods League Phone: 415-359-2312 | Email: redwoods@landispr.com Adeline Yee, California State Parks Phone: 916-651-8725 | Email: Adeline.Yee@parks.ca.gov Download the full press release ARNOLD, Calif. (January 31, 2018) — Marking one year since … Continued

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To celebrate 100 years of saving California’s iconic redwood forest, Save the Redwoods League and California State Parks are offering free day-use admission to more than 40 redwood state parks on the second Saturday of each month in 2018.

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

To celebrate 100 years of saving California’s iconic redwood forest, Save the Redwoods League and California State Parks are offering free day-use admission to more than 40 redwood state parks on the second Saturday of each month in 2018.

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Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park. Photo by Jon Parmentier

Save the Redwoods League Celebrates 100 Years of Protecting California’s Majestic Coast Redwood and Giant Sequoia Forests

University of California, Davis, John Hopkins University and Save the Redwoods League today announced an ambitious plan to fully sequence the coast redwood and giant sequoia genomes — for the first time — utilizing conifer genetic sequencing techniques unavailable until now.

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