REDWOODS Autumn/Winter 2021

Magazine published twice a year by Save the Redwoods League

Redwoods Magazine Winter 2021


Welcome to select features from the Returning Edition of Redwoods.

Although the pandemic has slowed our return to normal, we can take cues from the re-emerging growth and find hope after wildfires in the redwoods. We invite you to plan your return or first visit to Redwood National and State Parks, and relish breathtaking images. We also demystify prescribed fires, which will reinstate fire resilience in the California landscape. And in the homestretch of our Forever Forest Campaign, League leaders reflect on key projects to protect, restore, and connect everyone to redwood forests, and bring back traditional tribal knowledge. Come along as we create a better future in the world to which we will ultimately return.

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President and CEO
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

Print Art Direction and Design
Day Projects

Digital Marketing Manager
Marcos Castineiras

Digital Marketing Specialist
Caleb Castle

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Since 1918, Save the Redwoods League has protected and restored redwood forests and connected people with their peace and beauty so these wonders of the natural world flourish. Your donations help us purchase redwood forests and the surrounding lands needed to nurture them; regenerate logged forests so they become spectacular havens for future generations; study how to best protect and restore these global treasures; and connect all people with these magical places.


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.
Dana PobleteDana Poblete joined Save the Redwoods League in 2019 as Writer/storyteller and Editor. In addition to amplifying people’s stories in nature, she loves building community in the outdoors.
Victoria ReederVictoria Reeder is a conservation photographer excited about preserving redwoods and working to help all of us have equal access to nature. Her work has been published in Audubon, Alpinist, outdoor adventure books, and various online publications.
Syren NagakyrieSyren Nagakyrie is the founder and director of Disabled Hikers, which builds the disability community and justice in the outdoors.
Jennifer Benito-KowalskiJennifer Benito-Kowalski joined Save the Redwoods League in 2007 as the Director of Outreach and is now the League’s Chief Marketing and Communications Officer.
Garrison FrostGarrison Frost joined Save the Redwoods League in 2019 as its Director of Communications.
Zack StantonZack Stanton is a Northern California landscape photographer. His main subjects are the coastlines and forests of his native Humboldt County.
Juliet GrableJuliet Grable is a writer based in Southern Oregon. Her work has been published in Sierra, Audubon, Earth Island Journal, and other national and regional publications. Photo by Brint Borgilt.
Emily HarwitzEmily Harwitz is a multimedia science journalist and writer whose work focuses on the environment and our connection to it.
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.