Author Archives: Dana Poblete

AvatarDana Poblete joined Save the Redwoods League in 2019 as writer/storyteller and editor. She has written sustainable lifestyle and travel features, environmental advocacy pieces, and content and copy for print magazines, nonprofits, and mission-driven brands.

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.

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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, Continued

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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.

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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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Mia Monroe, Site Supervisor at Muir Woods National Monument, has long collaborated with the League to share redwoods with the forest's 1.5 million annual visitors. Photo by Paolo Vescia

A Woman’s Place Is in the Forest

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In Honor of Women’s History Month, here’s a roundup of stories that highlight just a few of the ways women have contributed to redwoods conservation, then and now.

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Go with the Snow in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

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When the snow falls, the ancient forests of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks ascend to another level of otherworldly. With the forest floor blanketed in fresh powder and the giant sequoia’s evergreen leaves frosted, the trees’ massive trunks glow a vibrant orange against a sea of white. Winter is the time to enjoy the giants while snowshoeing, skiing, and sledding.

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Protecting Nature and Enriching Visits in Giant Sequoia National Monument

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Half of the 48,000 glorious acres of giant sequoia forests in California, including Giant Sequoia National Monument, are owned by the US Forest Service. Despite the groves’ significance, these magnificent places have limited recreational, educational, and interpretive infrastructure to support their hundreds of thousands of annual visitors.

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Why Redwood Regional Park Has a New Name

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Since the 1940 opening of Redwood Regional Park, there have been efforts to commemorate Dr. Reinhardt’s association with this haven of coast redwoods, which once blanketed the Oakland Hills prior to the logging era.

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It’s Go Time for Redwoods Rising

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In the far reaches of the North Coast of California, young redwoods await their moment to become ancient giants. Save the Redwoods League has been dedicated to protecting land in what is now Redwood National and State Parks since the early 1920s. We’ve protected and transferred to the parks more than 140 properties, encompassing more than 55,000 acres.

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Waddell Beach. Photo by John Vonderlin, Flickr Creative Commons

4 Ways to Have a Beach Day Near the Redwoods This Long Weekend

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No Labor Day Weekend plans yet? We’ve got an idea: get out and Explore Redwoods. Now that summer’s coming to a close, a beach day might also be in order. Luckily, there are a few places not too far from the San Francisco Bay Area where you can do both. From the redwood forest to Pacific waters, here are four ways to fit in a beach day near the world’s tallest trees before summer’s over.

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Two people looking up into the canopy of giant redwoods

10 Rules of the Redwood Forest

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We have amazing access to redwoods in some of the most beautiful parks on Earth. That’s worth protecting, and the best way to do it is to be mindful visitors. Here’s what you can do to be a good steward while exploring the redwood forest.

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Everything You Need to Plan Your Next Trip to the Redwood Forest

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Just a few more weekends this summer to get out and enjoy California’s great redwood forests. And planning your adventure in the redwoods has never been easier, thanks to Explore Redwoods, our new and improved online portal that tells you everything you need to know to enjoy more than 100 parks.

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A Native History of the East Bay Redwoods

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From forests to creeks to trails, every natural space has a past that predates our conventional history books. Few people today realize that the hills of the East Bay were once home to coast redwood forests of incredible stature. Living among them were the Ohlone people.

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The Once and Future Forest: California's Iconic Redwoods limited edition book.

A Redwood’s-Eye View of Essays on Our Iconic Forests

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Oh, the stories of a redwood forest — millions of years’ worth. In honor of the Save the Redwoods League centennial in 2018, the organization published a book that tells some of these epic tales. The Once and Future Forest: California’s Iconic Redwoods is a robust collection of essays that illuminates everything from indigenous peoples’ connections with redwood forests to scientific research and natural history.

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