Magazine published twice a year by Save the Redwoods League
Magazine published twice a year by Save the Redwoods League
Dear Save the Redwoods League Friends,
Welcome to this special edition of Redwoods during our extraordinary Centennial year. The California State Legislature recognized Save the Redwoods League for 100 years of protecting redwood forests, and the California State Senate resolved that 2018 is the Year of the Redwoods. In this edition, we celebrate our Centennial, our legacy of leadership, and the launch of our conservation vision for the future.
First and foremost, we describe our recently released State of Redwoods Conservation Report, detailing our assessment of the current condition of the coast redwood and giant sequoia forests and presenting the scientific underpinnings of our conservation plan for the future. We outline that plan, the Centennial Vision for Redwoods Conservation, including our bold objectives and strategies for our second century of redwoods conservation leadership.
You’ll also read how this year we are taking substantial steps toward achieving goals in our Vision: the protection of two of the three largest unprotected old-growth groves remaining in the giant sequoia and coast redwood ranges. The 160-acre Red Hill property is one of the great natural gems of the Sierra Nevada, and the 730-acre Harold Richardson Redwoods Reserve is the largest privately owned old-growth redwood forest in California. To protect either one would be extraordinary. To secure both in our Centennial year is a terrific conservation achievement.
Now is a moment of opportunity and optimism. We are poised to set in motion the regeneration of vibrant redwood forests of the scale and grandeur that once graced the California coast and the Sierra Nevada, and ensure they are protected forever and restored to grow old again. In so doing, we will untether the redwoods’ unique ability to store carbon, provide critical habitat, and restore resilience in California’s landscape. We will connect people to these forests through magnificent parks that inspire visitors from near and far with the power and beauty of nature, elevating the redwoods as a central element of our collective experience.
We invite you to join us at this historic moment.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Save the Redwoods League
Redwoods Remind Us of Life’s Wisdom
I was glad to get a copy of the autumn/winter  edition of Redwoods magazine. The beautiful photography reminded me of my short and extensive trips through redwoods country over the decades, and the emotional power that these trees have when you see them up close. They remind us that the world into which we have been born is very old and filled with the wisdom of life. At the same moment that the great trees make us feel physically small and short-lived, they also elevate us by making us feel that we are part of something magnificent and fundamentally mysterious.
I would like to suggest several changes for your magazine.
First, please add more maps. Second, your articles blur the distinction between sequoias and redwoods. Please keep this clear. Third, it would be interesting to keep up with the work of Stephen Sillett and the ecosystem of the redwood tops.
Thanks for the great work you do. It gives a loft to life.
—Paul R Fleischman
Editor’s Note: Paul, we’re so glad you like the inaugural issue of Redwoods. We’re pleased to incorporate your suggestions, including coverage of forest ecologist Stephen Sillett’s role in our work to restore coast redwood and giant sequoia forests; see the story.
A Splendid Beginning
Congratulations to you and your staff for the excellent new [Autumn/Winter 2017] magazine. I found every article and photo of great interest. I’m already looking forward to the next issue. I wish I could jump into my car and slowly explore each and every redwood forest you are protecting. Thanks to all of you for the splendid new publication.
Learn how together we can heal and grow the old-growth forests for generations to come.
The League brings the beauty of the redwood forest to thousands of San Francisco commuters through October 15, 2018.
Chief Communications Officer and Editorial Director
Senior Manager of Marketing Communications and Managing Editor
Art Direction and Design
Regan Ranoa, Senior Manager of Digital Marketing
Marcos Castineiras, Digital Marketing Specialist
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You, your friends and family can enjoy visiting more than 110 gorgeous state parks for a year for just $125. The Centennial Redwood Celebration Golden Poppy Annual Pass marks the 100th year of Save the Redwoods League, and includes many of the premiere destination parks, from the awe-inspiring redwoods to the stunning Monterey coast.
We invite you to spend your Second Saturdays outdoors with us in 2018. Experience California’s spectacular redwood state parks for the first time or rekindle your love for them. Enjoy stunning scenery, exercise, fresh air, and the opportunity for connecting with family and friends.
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When you create a legacy gift this year, it will immediately generate $1,000 for the League! Peggy Light, a League Board of Directors member, has offered to help us reach our Centennial year goal of 100 new Redwood Legacy members by matching each new Legacy Circle gift with an immediate gift of $1,000, up to $100,000.
Join us on October 13, 2018, to benefit League Education and Parks Support Programs. Enjoy an elegant cocktail reception, dinner, live auction and a performance by Mickey Hart, Bob Weir and Friends with special guest John Mayer.
Save the Redwoods League thanks our generous Centennial sponsors and partners for celebrating 100 years of protecting redwoods. Together we are sharing the story of California’s redwood forests and building awareness of what it means to save redwoods for the next century.