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2019

Alder Creek contains hundreds of ancient giant sequoia, nearly 500 wider than six feet in diameter. Photo by Max Forster, Save the Redwoods League

Save the Redwoods League to Protect “Crown Jewel” of the Remaining Giant Sequoia Forests

Save the Redwoods League today announced its opportunity to purchase Alder Creek, the largest remaining privately owned giant sequoia property in the world. The 530-acre Alder Creek property contains hundreds of ancient giant sequoia, 483 of which have a diameter of six feet or larger, including the Stagg Tree, the fifth-largest tree known in the world. Alder Creek is 200 miles from Los Angeles and is surrounded by Giant Sequoia National Monument.

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2018 Centennial Celebration Gala

Save the Date: Save the Redwoods League to Host ‘Take Me to the Trees’ Annual Celebration October 12 at 5 p.m. in the National AIDS Memorial Grove

The League presents “Take Me to the Trees,” the second-annual celebration event. It will take place at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 12, 2019, under the redwoods in the National AIDS Memorial Grove in Golden Gate Park.

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2019 Redwoods Rising Apprentices.

Redwoods Rising Student Apprentices Help Restore Redwood National and State Parks

Eighteen students from Humboldt State University (HSU) are participating in a collaborative restoration project known as Redwoods Rising, gaining valuable knowledge and work experience studying the historically logged coast redwood forests in Redwood National and State Parks this summer.

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Dr. Kristen Shive, Director of Science, Save the Redwoods League. Richard Campbell, Director of Restoration, Save the Redwoods League.

Save the Redwoods League Names Two New Leaders

Contacts: Ashley Boarman, Landis Communications Phone: 415-359-2312 | Email: redwoods@landispr.com   Download the full press release SAN FRANCISCO (July 10, 2019) – Save the Redwoods League, the 100-year-old organization devoted to the protection of California’s iconic coast redwoods and giant Continued

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Researchers extend their League-funded study examining changes in Steller’s jay populations and the birds’ effects on marbled murrelet conservation. Photo by Kristin Brunk, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Save the Redwoods League Grants Nearly $150,000 to Fund Research Impacting Coast Redwood and Giant Sequoia Forests

From tracking the biogeography of bat populations to reestablishing a 50-year-old plot-monitoring network among ancient giant sequoia groves, the League has selected six research projects that will contribute to our ever-growing body of knowledge of coast redwood and giant sequoia forests.

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Sequenced Genome Sizes: The coast redwood and giant sequoia genomes were sequenced by Save the Redwoods League, University of California, Davis and Johns Hopkins University.

Coast Redwood Genome, Second Largest Ever Sequenced, Now Completed by Save the Redwoods League, UC Davis and Johns Hopkins University

Save the Redwoods League, University of California, Davis, and Johns Hopkins University have successfully sequenced the coast redwood and giant sequoia genomes, reaching the first major milestone of a five-year project to develop the tools to study these forests’ genomic diversity.

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Photo by Paolo Vescia, Save the Redwoods League

Save the Redwoods League Hires Two New Directors

– Save the Redwoods League, one of America’s first conservation organizations, announced the hiring of two new key staff positions, Becky Bremser as Director of Land Protection and Jessica Carter as Director of Parks and Public Engagement.

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2018

Photo by Alisha Laborico, Fig & Olive Photography

New Exhibit Pays Homage to Old-Growth Redwoods through Conservation and Education

The East Bay Regional Park District and Save the Redwoods League unveiled the Old Growth Redwood Heritage Viewing Deck and Interpretive Exhibit at Roberts Regional Recreation Area, celebrating its dedication with redwood lovers from around the Bay Area.

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The Once and Future Forest: California's Iconic Redwoods limited edition book.

The Once and Future Forest: California’s Iconic Redwoods

In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Save the Redwoods League, Heyday is proud to present The Once and Future Forest: California’s Iconic Redwoods, a stunning book that showcases both the grandeur of the redwood ecosystems that sustain California and the deep love they have engendered in scientists, writers, artists and the general public.

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The extraordinary Grove of Titans. Photo by Max Forster

Partnership unveils plan to safeguard the Grove of Titans in Redwood National and State Parks

California State Parks, Save the Redwoods League, National Park Service and Redwood Parks Conservancy Team Up to Protect and Create New Access for Renowned, Remote Grove.

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Save the Redwoods League Centennial Celebration Gala Raises Nearly $2 Million in Contributions

On Saturday, October 13, more than 730 committed environmentalists gathered in a redwoods-inspired tent in San Francisco’s Union Square to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Save the Redwoods League. The event and its after-party raised over $1.9 million to support the League’s redwood education and parks support programs, which will serve 18,000 students this year and millions of park visitors with improved access and amenities within the parks.

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Free “Stand for the Redwoods Festival” in San Francisco Takes Place Sunday, October 14

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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October 2018 proclaimed California Redwoods Month by Gov. Brown.

Governor Jerry Brown Declares October California Redwoods Month

California Governor Jerry Brown has issued a proclamation declaring October 2018 “California Redwoods Month.” The announcement honors California’s state trees, the iconic coast redwood and giant sequoia, during the centennial year of Save the Redwoods League.

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Save the Redwoods League Announces Special Birthday Edition of ‘Free Second Saturday’ in 100+ parks statewide: 100 Parks for 100 Years

To celebrate 100 years of saving California’s iconic redwood forests, Save the Redwoods League, California State Parks and 24 park agencies are offering free day-use admission to more than 100 redwood parks statewide on the second Saturday of October. This special edition of this popular program will take place on October 13 during celebration week.

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The PORTS program connects students to their state parks through videos and interviews with a park ranger. Photo courtesy of California State Parks.

Save the Redwoods League and California State Parks Bring the Giant Sequoia Forests of California into Classrooms Worldwide

Save the Redwoods League and California State Parks have launched a new digital field trip that explores the challenges, including wildfires, facing our giant sequoia forests. Giant sequoia, the largest living trees on Earth, are found only in California’s Sierra Nevada. Their massive size, singular beauty, and rarity have made them living icons of the natural world and subjects of global fascination. The new giant sequoia program will air live through the Parks Online Resources for Teachers and Students program (PORTS).

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Save the Redwoods League Announces Free “Stand for the Redwoods Festival” in Orick, Humboldt County, CA Sunday, October 7, at 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Contacts: Ashley Boarman, Landis Communications Phone: 415-359-2312 | Email: redwoods@landispr.com   Performers include Monophonics; Marty O’Reilly & the Old Soul Orchestra; and Saritah Free festival celebrates League’s Centennial and 50th anniversary of Redwood National Park and features Sierra Nevada beer Continued

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Save the Redwoods League Announces Free “Stand for the Redwoods Festival” in San Francisco, Sunday, October 14, 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Contacts: Ashley Boarman, Landis Communications Phone: 415-359-2312 | Email: redwoods@landispr.com   Performers to include Nahko; Ron Artis II & The Truth Featuring the Saeeda Wright Gospel Singers; and Jazz Mafia Free festival in Yerba Buena Gardens celebrates League’s centennial and Continued

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Raised nearly $2 million at our Centennial Celebration Gala, benefitting thousands of students and millions of park visitors with improved access, education, and amenities within the redwood parks

Save the Redwoods League Hosts Centennial Celebration Gala on Saturday, October 13 to Fund Redwood Education and Parks Programs

Save the Redwoods League, celebrating its 100th anniversary will host its Centennial Celebration Gala in San Francisco’s Union Square.

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Giants mascot Lou Seal and League President Sam Hodder together at Big Basin Redwoods State Park. Photo by Mike Kahn, Save the Redwoods League

Save the Redwoods League and the San Francisco Giants Celebrate Milestone Anniversaries at AT&T Park on Aug. 25

Contacts: Ashley Boarman, Landis Communications Phone: 415-359-2312 | Email: redwoods@landispr.com Shana Daum, San Francisco Giants Phone: 415-972-2496 | Email: sdaum@sfgiants.com   Tickets are on Sale for this Combined, Public Anniversary Celebration and Baseball Game, Giants vs. Rangers Download the full Continued

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Towering giants on the Orick Mill site. Photo by Paolo Vescia

Save the Redwoods League Marks 100th Anniversary in October 2018, with a Week of Events Throughout California

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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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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Welcomed 10,000 visitors to the “Stand for the Redwoods, Stand for The Future” Earth Day festival in San Francisco.

Save the Redwoods League Marks Centennial of Conservation at Earth Day San Francisco Festival on April 21

League to unveil first-ever State of Redwoods Conservation Report at
9th Annual Earth Day Festival at Civic Center Plaza

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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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