Author Archives: Save the Redwoods League

Photo by Paolo Vescia

Shady Dell: Creating a Trail in Paradise

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Your generous gifts enabled Save the Redwoods League to purchase Shady Dell and plan its restoration. Now we’re working to open its wonders to you. But first Shady Dell needs work. Logging in the 1800s, 1950s and 1980s damaged this landscape. Before logging, this land embraced giant redwoods, clear streams and diverse, native plants and animals, including now-imperiled salmon, northern spotted owls and birds called marbled murrelets. These animals depend on ancient forest habitat. Our vision is to help restore the forest features they need. Learn more about the restoration efforts at Shady Dell.

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Largest WWII Memorial in U.S. Rediscovered in the Redwoods

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In 1945, with victory in Europe and Japan within sight, individuals and organizations all across the country united in a nationwide effort to preserve 5,000 acres of old-growth redwoods as the National Tribute Grove. The effort, led by Save the Redwoods League Continued

California’s state parks, like Calaveras Big Trees State Park, remain the jewels of the state despite financial setbacks.

California’s State Parks Still Sublime

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Over the past few years, especially since the “parks closure crisis” of 2012, California State Parks staff have taken a lot of heat. And, to be sure, our parks face real challenges — like a severely depleted workforce, declining appropriations, Continued

Yosemite Valley – 1866. Photo by Carleton Watkins

The Power of Photography: Connection and Conservation

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For almost a hundred years, Save the Redwoods League has been protecting and restoring redwood forests and enabling people to connect with their peace and beauty. Photographers and painters began connecting people to redwoods decades earlier, beginning with Carleton Watkins’ Continued

“This photo shows the friendship, fun and bonding that took place in the redwoods. Our experience with the volunteers and staff at the state park was wonderful — everyone seemed genuinely pleased to meet Betty and to help this become a memorable trip.” -Trina Baldwin (Betty’s friend and driver on the trip)

Betty’s Trip to the Redwoods in Photos

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In my last blog I introduced you to Betty Thompson, a 66-year-old woman from Georgia with cerebral palsy, who was about to realize her lifelong dream of seeing the redwoods. In June, Betty and her friends embarked on a weeklong Continued

Your gifts helped build a new location for new camp host Liz Elliott (third from left) at Portola Redwoods State Park. Elliott provides information to campers and helps them in emergencies. Your contributions support projects like this to improve your exp

You Can Help Protect Your Parks Investment

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The administration of Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. showed commitment to state parks in its May proposal for the California state budget. California’s state parks shelter most of the redwood forest you’ve protected through the League. Please join the effort to protect your investment in redwood state parks by donating to our parks improvement projects today. Learn more, Do Your Part

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You can help protect and restore this 33-acre ancient redwood forest, creating the opportunity for public access to Peters Creek Old-Growth Forest in the near future. Photo by Paolo Vescia

Living Landscape Initiative Partners Save the Redwoods League and Sempervirens Fund protect critical redwood forestlands in Santa Cruz Mountains

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA (May 8, 2014) — Living Landscape Initiative Partners — Save the Redwoods League and Sempervirens Fund — protect another 33-acres of redwood forestland in the heart of the Santa Cruz Mountains. This property is next to the stunning Peters Creek Old-Growth Forest in San Mateo County and near Portola Redwoods State Park. View and download the full press release.

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Getting there isn’t always half the fun — but these resources can help!

Handy E-Resources for Redwoods Trips

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Want to hike or camp in the redwoods?  Don’t know where to go, don’t have a car, or need a last minute camp site? Or maybe you don’t want to go alone, or are wondering if your dog will be Continued

Regan and Jess...and Bigfoot?

Something Big at the BioBlitz

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Look who made a guest appearance at our Redwoods BioBlitz table! Seems like we may have encountered a new species this past weekend when League scientists were busy climbing into the canopy at Muir Woods National Monument. Of course, this Continued

You can help protect and restore this 33-acre ancient redwood forest, creating the opportunity for public access to Peters Creek Old-Growth Forest in the near future. Photo by Paolo Vescia

A News Story About the Redwoods

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This is much more than a news story. View Slideshow ×Close Giant Sequoias Close

U.S. Cavalry with the Fallen Monarch tree, Mariposa Grove, 1899. In the days before park rangers, the army administered the national park.

War, the White House and Redwoods Conservation

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The roots of redwoods conservation extend back more than 150 years, all the way to President Abraham Lincoln. In 1864, in the midst of the Civil War, Lincoln signed The Yosemite Valley Grant Act that transferred federal lands in the Continued

The Lady Bird Johnson Grove dedication, 1969

The Tale of an Oval Office Redwoods Deal

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Have you ever wondered what the small redwood grove signs along the Avenue of the Giants and redwood park trails mean?  They mark over 1,000 dedicated redwood groves, from Jedediah Smith Redwood State Park near Crescent City all the way Continued

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