REDWOODS Magazine | Fall-Winter 2023

Redwoods Magazine Fall/Winter 2023

Welcome to the fall-winter 2023 edition of Redwoods

In this edition, our feature on Russian River Redwoods explores efforts to boost climate resilience, fire resistance, and biodiversity along one of Northern California’s most beloved recreation corridors. We hope this issue of Redwoods gives you that “walk in the redwoods” excitement. That our suggestions for redwoods adventures in Mendocino County stir your wanderlust. That you’re inspired by learning how the League is reviving a creek and transforming a former sawmill site into a stunning new parks gateway. That you feel gratitude reading about the generosity of the Esselen Tribe in sharing their traditional ecological wisdom. Redwood forests hold such promise for the future, you can’t help but come away with a stirring sense of hope.

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President and CEO
Sam Hodder

Director of Communications and Editorial Director
Garrison Frost

Senior Manager of Marketing Communications and Managing Editor
Jennifer Charney

Writer/Storyteller and Editor
Kristina Malsberger

Print Art Direction and Design
Day Projects

Digital Marketing Manager
Marcos Castineiras

Digital Marketing Specialist
Caleb Castle

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Michele BigleyMichele Bigley’s writing has appeared in Sierra, Condé Nast Traveler, Afar, WIRED, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and more.
Jen CharneyJennifer Charney, senior manager of marketing communications, leads the production of many Save the Redwoods League publications. She brings a lifelong love of nature to her role.
Vivian ChenVivian Chen is a San Francisco Bay Area-based commercial and wedding photographer. Her work focuses on natural landscapes and genuine human connection. Photo by Sarah Deragon.
Max ForsterMax Forster is a coast redwood enthusiast and photographer based in Humboldt County, California. His work has been published by American Forests and various online outlets.
Garrison FrostGarrison Frost joined Save the Redwoods League in 2019 as its director of communications.
Sam HodderSam Hodder joined Save the Redwoods League as its president and CEO in 2013. He brings more than 25 years of conservation experience in California, Oregon, Washington, New Hampshire, and Maine to guide the League into its second century of protecting redwood forestland.
Kristina MalsbergerKristina Malsberger works to enliven the conversation around conservation as the writer/storyteller and editor at Save the Redwoods League.
Stanley ShawStanley Shaw is the former League conservation programs assistant. He enjoys combining his passion for the redwoods with his longtime hobby of photography.
Max SovineMax Sovine works at Queer LifeSpace, a San Francisco-based nonprofit providing mental health services for the queer community. Sovine also coordinates retreats at the Buddhist Spirit Rock Meditation Center.
Deborah ZiertenDeborah Zierten connects diverse communities of youths and adults to redwood forests as Save the Redwoods League’s education and interpretation manager.