Author Archives: Dana Poblete

Dana 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.

A woman wearing a hard hat and a pack of tree seedlings

Planting 23,000 redwood trees

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To help restore the forest in San Vicente Redwoods, which was impacted by the CZU Lightning Complex fire, the League and our partners planted thousands of trees.

Black and white photo of a forest next to a dry creek, with hikers in the distance

War stories from the 1960s redwoods conservation movement

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Photographer and activist Dave Van de Mark helped to establish Redwood National Park by documenting the story of the forest. 50 years later, he is photographing the same places he helped to protect.

landscape vista of the rugged coastline, covered in a thick blanket of redwood trees.

It was a big year for redwoods

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Reflecting on the League’s big year in 2021 and forging ahead toward a brighter future for redwoods.

Technicians studying burned sequoia trees

5 League leaders share views on their teams’ groundbreaking work

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Forever Forest: The Campaign for the Redwoods is making this ambitious vision a reality. With a goal of $120 million, the Campaign has already helped to protect the last of the unprotected old-growth coast redwood and giant sequoia forests

A giant sequoia grove

Windy Fire reaches Red Hill

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As the Windy Fire burns in Red Hill, the League needs supporters to champion prescribed burning and fire resilience work.

Aerial view of Mailliard Ranch

30 by 30: The Future Is Forests

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With its legacy of environmental protection, California provides significant opportunities to advance 30 by 30.

The Allure of Big Sur

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Life is a journey, not a destination. That’s Big Sur—a journey, the quintessential scenic route. Named for the pioneer family that conveyed to the state of California a key piece of land here, Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park is home to some of the region’s most impressive redwoods. From fanciful trees and hidden swimming holes to dramatic coastline vistas, the southern end of the coast redwood range beckons along Highway 1.

Cascade Creek Sunset from Radio Tower

Cascade Creek: A Keystone Forest Protected

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The League’s Forever Forest Campaign for the Redwoods is providing support to this project. Learn more Save the Redwoods League reached our fundraising goals and expects to finalize the purchase of this breathtaking coast redwood forest in the coming weeks, …

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Changing California’s Story

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With the public launch of our Forever Forest Campaign, the League scales up our pace, reach, and impact. We shift our focus now to the 1.5 million acres of young, logged forests that surround those islands of ancient trees. These are the old-growth forests of the future—the Forever Forest.

Rufous hummingbird. Photo by Peter Pearsall.

Spring Birds in the Redwood Forests

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Spring migration brings many opportunities to spot some of the coolest birds of the coast redwood and giant sequoia forests. Keep an eye out for some of our favorites below—in your backyard, on your neighborhood walks, or in the forests if you’re lucky enough to have access to them.

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An Epic Road Trip from the Bay Area to the North Coast

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I’m always amazed each time I bear witness to California’s natural landscapes, and this time, on the 300 or so miles driving from San Francisco to the ancient forests of the North Coast, I’m smitten again.