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Redwoods Magazine Fall Winter 2020


Welcome to select features from the Hope and Healing Edition of Redwoods.

From the pandemic to racial injustice to severe wildfires to the vitriol of the election, we have been through so much in the past several months. Learn how we are restoring our connections to one another and healing the natural world as we work toward our vision for the next century of redwoods conservation. We put our hopes and deepest faith in the healing power of nature so that we can emerge from these crises and create a better future for our forests and our people, together.

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Sam Hodder

Chief Marketing and Communications Officer and Editorial Director
Jennifer Benito-Kowalski

Director of Communications and Editor
Garrison Frost

Senior Manager of Marketing Communications and Managing Editor
Jennifer Charney

Writer/Storyteller and Editor
Dana Poblete

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Caleb Castle

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Maiya RainerMaiya Rainer is a Yurok woman who teaches the public about her tribe as an interpreter at Patrick’s Point State Park. Photo courtesy of Maiya Rainer.
Hawk RosalesHawk Rosales is an Indigenous land defender of Ndéh ancestry who works for the InterTribal Sinkyone Wilderness Council. Photo by Hawk Rosales.
Garrison FrostGarrison Frost joined Save the Redwoods League in 2019 as its Director of Communications.
Daniel GorostietaDaniel Gorostieta is an outdoor and commercial photographer based in San Francisco. His work focuses on documenting the beauty of the natural world.
Kristen ShiveKristen Shive, PhD, is the League’s Director of Science. She has decades of experience in fire management and ecological research in national parks, including Yosemite.
Robert Van PeltRobert Van Pelt is a research Affiliate Professor at the University of Washington. An artist and global authority on champion trees, he specializes in quantitative ecology and is a researcher with the League’s Redwoods and Climate Change Initiative.
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.
Alisha LaboricoAlisha Laborico, owner of Fig & Olive Photography, discovered her passion for photography a few years into practicing medicine in San Francisco. Shortly after relocating to Alameda with her family, she began to pursue it full time.
Richard Campbell Richard Campbell, Director of Restoration, joined the League’s staff in 2012. He brings more than a decade of experience working in forest management and restoration.
Matthew Morassutti Matthew Morassutti served as a Redwoods Rising Fellow from 2018 to 2020, supporting forest restoration for Save the Redwoods League on California’s north coast.