Author Archives: Garrison Frost

Garrison Frost joined Save the Redwoods League in 2019 as its Director of Communications.

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Exciting moments as water flows into restored Prairie Creek

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The first thing you realize when you visit the Prairie Creek restoration project is the sheer scale of it. For someone like me who had only seen the project through photographs and maps and artist renderings, it was shocking to …

CalFIRE personnel wearing yellow fire jackets managing a prescribed fire stand next to a massive giant sequoia surrounded by burning undergrowth

Helping redwoods fight climate change

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Writer John Steinbeck called redwoods “ambassadors from another time,” while W.E.B. Du Bois described them as “eternal wooden stone with tremendous grip on earth.” We search for words to describe the majesty of the coast redwood and giant sequoia forests, …

Lupine is a wildflower found in redwood forests. Photo by Max Forster.

Wildflowers of the redwood forests

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If it’s spring, it’s wildflower season. Wildflower season is one of the best times to experiences California’s great outdoors.

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Day One of Big Basin’s new era

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Visiting Big Basin Redwoods State Park on its reopening day. While the newly opened area might seem spare to some, it actually represents a ton of work in a short amount of time. 

A woman stands next to a giant sequoia tree among burned giant sequoia, with the sun shining.

Giant sequoias’ declining wildfire resilience

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For millennia, one of the defining characteristics of giant sequoias has been their innate resilience to wildfire. But in the last several years, severe fires in the Sierra Nevada have revealed an unprecedented vulnerability in the groves. League staffers’ publication in a scientific journal is the first to document this new phenomenon.

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Governor signs critical wildfire bills

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As fires burned in 2021, many of these bills were delivered to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s desk for his signature. He signed two bills that the League supported.

Jorge Ramos, League Councilor

Bringing redwoods science into everyday conversations

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Jorge Ramos, a new Councilor for Save the Redwoods League, aims to expand young people’s understanding of carbon cycling and sequestration in ecosystems. “I look forward to working with the members of the League so we can all continue to protect and restore these forests through authentic and inclusive connections with the public.”

Mill Creek Campground

5 amazing places to stay in Redwood National and State Parks

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Campgrounds and cabins in the land of giants Campgrounds and cabins in the land of giants There really isn’t anything quite like camping among the tall trees, and Redwood National and State Parks offer great experiences for those wanting to …

Redwood Creek Overlook

9 tips for planning your visit to Redwood National and State Parks

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Rangers offer vital info No one knows Redwood National and State Parks like the local rangers, who compiled these great tips for anyone visiting the area. Use the park app Park rangers created the National Park Service app that includes …

Fern Canyon

Secrets for the best visit to Fern Canyon

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Crowding at this magical spot means visitors should plan carefully Undoubtedly, if you’re planning a trip to Redwood National and State Parks you’ve put Fern Canyon in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park near the top of the list of sights …