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Senate bill aims for new jobs, green recovery

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A new bill authored by Senator Maria Elena Durazo, SB 1296––titled the Nature & Parks Career Pathway and Community Resiliency Act––seeks to build jobs in the natural resource field by focusing on job creation and training in working class communities and communities of color.

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Three people hiking in the redwoods

Land and Water Conservation Fund

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The LWCF is now permanently reauthorized but still needs funding. It is up to each of us to let our Members of Congress know that access to public lands is an American value that must be protected.

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Waterfall at Portola Redwoods State Park. Photo by Patricia VanEyll

Prop 3, The Water Supply and Water Quality Act of 2018

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Voters Reject Prop 3, California Water Bond The California Water Bond was an $8.9 billion citizens initiative water bond placed on the November 2018 ballot, which would have invested in the state’s water infrastructure, funding projects to ensure safe drinking Continued

Prop 6 – SB1 Gas Tax Repeal

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California Voters Confirmed We Need the Gas Tax Prop 6, the Gas Tax Repeal, was rejected by 55% of voters on the November 2018 ballot. What does the gas tax have to do with conservation or redwoods? As it turns Continued

What the Election Results Mean for California’s Redwoods

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The midterm election on November 6, 2018, held mixed results for conservation and climate change priorities, and they will have lasting impacts on our ability to protect, restore, and connect people to California’s redwoods.

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Marbled murrelet is listed as "Endangered." Photo by Tim Lenz, Flickr Creative Commons

The Endangered Species Act

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The Endangered Species Act was signed into law in 1973, and is a bedrock statute in land protection and conservation. The intention of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) is to prevent wildlife species extinction, help imperiled species recover, and support Continued

Creek restoration in Redwood National and State Parks. Photo by Mike Shoys

Proposition 64: California Adult Use of Marijuana Act

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The California Adult Use of Marijuana Act, or Proposition 64, was passed by voters in 2016. The measure legalized recreational marijuana in the state and thus created the world’s largest legal pot economy. The law includes funding for the restoration of forested watersheds and eventual stewardship of public lands most adversely impacted by illegal marijuana cultivation.

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Add your voice to keep our beloved monuments intact, including the pictured Giant Sequoia National Monument. Photo by William Croft

Defending Our National Monuments

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NEWS: The Trump administration is now seeking public comments on draft resource management plans after drastically reducing Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments. These draft plans do not protect the monuments’ irreplaceable values, and instead open them up to Continued

Marbled murrelet is listed as "Endangered." Photo by Tim Lenz, Flickr Creative Commons

The Endangered Species Act is Endangered

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The Department of the Interior is working to revise regulatory language in the ESA. The alarming proposal would allow for the analysis of economic impacts when considering listing species or considering protections — a reversal of the current statute.

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Vote "Yes" on Prop 68 to help preserve the peace and beauty of the redwood forests for future generations to come. Photo by Paolo Vescia

Prop 68: The Clean Water and Safe Parks Act

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On June 5, 2018, voters will have the opportunity to pass Prop 68, authorizing $4.1 billion in bond funding for parks, natural resource protection, climate adaptation, water quality and supply, and flood protection. If approved by voters in June, the measure would enable the League to continue protecting and stewarding our beautiful redwood forests.

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LWCF funding would help us protect the pictured Mailliard Ranch. Photo by Paolo Vescia

Give Thanks for a Conservation Victory

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Good news about America’s most important conservation program: Save the Redwoods League and our conservation partners are celebrating recent bipartisan federal legislation that increases spending for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). Thanks to our lawmakers, many critical conservation and recreational access projects will receive funding this year. Urge your member of Congress to reauthorize LWCF before it expires in September.

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Photo by Max Forster

Help protect redwoods by voting ‘Yes’ on Prop 68 in June!

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Save the Redwoods League is part of the statewide coalition working to pass the Clean Water and Safe Parks Act, or Proposition 68, which if approved by voters will bring critical investments to California’s redwood forests. You can help protect redwoods and enhance our beloved redwood parks by voting “Yes” on Prop 68 in June.

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The League plans expanded access to the breathtaking Headwaters Forest Reserve with support from the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund. Speak up to reauthorize the program. Photo by Mike Shoys

Join Our Advocacy Campaigns, Contact Your Lawmakers

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Use your vote and voice to speak up for California’s iconic coast redwood and giant sequoia forests. Save the Redwoods League needs you to join our campaigns and stand for the redwoods: Learn the latest on three crucial funding sources and one bill that would protect our national monuments. And celebrate a conservation success in Oregon!

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