Last week’s blog began, perhaps a little cavalierly, with the assertion that growing big trees may be the easy part of redwood forest restoration, and so far as it goes that’s a fair assessment. It also may be a little … Continued
Compared to fifty or sixty years ago, logging practices in redwood country today are dramatically different and much kinder to the environment. Gone — thankfully — are the days when heavy equipment punched primitive roads into the forest, dragged heavy … Continued
For decades, the rallying cry of conservation has been, “Buy land — they’re not making any more of it!” And since 1918, that’s what Save the Redwoods League has done: bought land to protect old-growth groves for future generations. Now, … Continued
In the deep folds of the Santa Cruz Mountains, you’ll find the largest stand of ancient redwoods south of San Francisco at Big Basin Redwoods State Park, the perfect place for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, picnicking and more....Continued
You can honor your loved ones and benefit the redwood forest this holiday season. For as little as $5, your honoree will get a lovely ecard letting them know you’ve made this special gift. For just $25, your ecard can accompany a gift of a League membership, and for $75, your paper or electronic card will announce that you have had a seedling planted in a redwood forest. Learn more....Continued
Your gifts have been essential in our process of purchasing and protecting from further development the Orick Mill Site, which includes 45 acres of pavement in the heart of ancient redwood habitat (pictured). You can help remove this pavement to return this site to the surrounding forest. We must raise the restoration funds by December 15 from visionary members like you so we can start work in January. Please donate today....Continued
SAN FRANCISCO (December 3, 2013)—Save the Redwoods League has joined #GivingTuesday, a first-of-its-kind national effort that will harness the collective power of a unique blend of partners—charities, families, businesses and individuals—to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season. Coinciding with the Thanksgiving Holiday and the kickoff of the holiday shopping season, #GivingTuesday will inspire people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they support and help create a better world. Learn more about #GIVINGTUESDAY and give today!...Continued
SAN FRANCISCO (October 22, 2013)—Save the Redwoods League, the only nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting redwood forests throughout their natural range, today announced the election of Melinda M. Thomas, Samuel M. Livermore and Justin Faggioli. The newly elected officers bring extensive executive leadership and philanthropic experience to the League. Thomas, Livermore and Faggioli are longtime members of the League’s Board of Directors and Council and are passionate leaders and advocates for the redwoods. View and download the full press release....Continued
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (October 17, 2013)—Introducing the Family Guide to the Giant Sequoias, the brand-new sister publication to the popular Family Guide to the Coast Redwoods. Download the free Family Guide to the Giant Sequoias for a wealth of travel tips, activities and more for parents who want to introduce children to the wonders of the redwood forest. Outdoor adventures aren’t just for summertime—the sequoias are a fabulous cold-weather travel destination. Want to know the most scenic routes, where to find the world’s largest sequoias, and where to stop for a hearty meal? In the Family Guide to the Sequoias, you’ll get lots of inside information on where to go, what to pack, and what to do to make the most of this special experience. The guide is a valuable resource for all the busy parents, grandparents, family members or guardians who want to plan a fun, memorable adventure into the forest. View and download the full press release....Continued
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (October 7, 2013)— Save the Redwoods League, the nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and restoring redwood forests throughout their natural range, today announced its 2013 education grant recipients. The League awarded more than $102,000 to a total of 25 schools, park interpretive associations and nonprofit organizations in California. Save the Redwoods League’s education grants enable students to get outdoors for enriching and educational experiences among the redwoods. View and download the full press release....Continued
You helped fund research that shows salmon numbers are falling, but restoration offers hope. Harm to redwood forests-like logging and damming-has threatened their salmon inhabitants. But thanks to your support, scientists are monitoring the fish in Redwood Creek. They say forest restoration will help ensure that the salmon can recover and thrive once more. Learn more about what you helped discover....Continued
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (September 23, 2013)—Save the Redwoods League, the only nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting redwood forests throughout their natural range, recently purchased a former mill site located at the heart of the tallest trees on Earth from Green Diamond Resource Company for $2 million. View and download the full press release....Continued
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (August 14, 2013)—Save the Redwoods League, along with a team of renowned scientists, today announced initial findings from a multiyear study aimed at predicting how rapid global climate change will affect redwoods in old-growth forests over time. View and download the full press release....Continued
- Thanks to your gifts, the seasonal Standish-Hickey bridge is now open, restoring visitor access for the first time in three years to 61 stunning redwoods campsites.
- Skunk Train service from Willits has resumed after your League gifts enabled repair of a collapsed tunnel. Riding the train is the only way to see the ancient Noyo River Redwoods that you protected in 2011. Service from Fort Bragg is expected to resume later this month.
You can help determine the winners of the 2013 Know Wonder (c) Online Photo Contest! Voting ends today, so check out this year’s submissions and vote for your favorite now-there are over 500 photos to choose from. The photo contest spotlights the beauty of the redwood forest, so enjoy the stunning shots, then cast your vote for your chance to win a gift pack of great League gear-including a jute bag, hat, stainless steel water bottle and more.
Photo by Jon Parmentier