Author Archives: Save the Redwoods League

Since 1918, Save the Redwoods League has protected and restored redwood forests and connected people with their peace and beauty so these wonders of the natural world flourish.

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Redwoods may offer bats a haven amid disease, rising temperatures

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Bats are a top conservation priority. Not only are these fascinating mammals vulnerable to climate change, but many species around the world are also falling victim to a fungal disease called white-nose syndrome. New research funded by Save the Redwoods League suggests that coast redwood forests may offer bats refuge from both of these threats.

Steller’s jay

Programs reduce densities of birds preying on threatened marbled murrelets

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Research funded by Save the Redwoods League suggests that programs designed to help reduce jay populations in areas where marbled murrelets nest, including old-growth coast redwood forests, will give these threatened seabirds a better chance at successful reproduction.

A Disabled Hiker’s Guide to the Redwoods

15 great redwood parks for people with disabilities

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Trails at Muir Woods National Monument are accessible to wheelchair users. With towering trees and fresh, oxygen-rich air, redwood forests have the power to inspire and enhance the well-being of all people. That’s why it’s so important to strive for …

Nisene Marks State Park

How human encroachment changes the forest’s edge

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The wildland-urban interface, or WUI, is the zone where a forest meets land that has been altered or developed by people. Scientists have learned that “edge effects” can occur at these boundaries. A subdivision or logging operation at the WUI, …

A woman and a little girl reading an interpretive panel about the Pioneer Cabin Tree

Interpretive Exhibit About the Famed “Tunnel Tree” Giant Sequoia to open in Calaveras Big Trees State Park on Saturday, July 23, 2022

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Thousands of park visitors passed through the Pioneer’s Cabin Tree on foot and horseback and by carriage and motorcar. But the famous sequoia toppled five years ago, after a period of heavy rain and high winds. A new exhibit commemorates 1,233-year-old fallen “tunnel tree” in Calaveras Big Trees State Park — it opens on Saturday, July 23, 2022.

A black and white historical photograph of Laura Perrott Mahan, a white woman with dark, curly hair in a dark victorian-era dress

A family tree takes root in conservation

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A pioneering organizer inspires her descendants to protect redwood forests. More than 100 years ago, Eureka’s Laura Perrott Mahan helped galvanize the movement to protect old-growth redwoods in danger of being clear-cut. In recent months, dozens of Mahan descendants and friends continued her legacy by supporting Save the Redwoods’ work to protect coast redwoods — raising funds to help the League purchase Atkins Place in Mendocino County.