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Lectura: El árbol generoso

Lectura: El árbol generoso, de Shel Silverstein

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Durante generaciones, niños y niñas de todas las edades han disfrutado del libro de Shel Silverstein, “El árbol generoso”. Esta lectura fue elegida por ser una tierna y conmovedora historia que nos enseña muchas lecciones sobre nuestra conexión con los árboles.

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Book Reading: The Giving Tree

Book reading: The Giving Tree, by Shel Silverstein

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For generations, kids of all ages have enjoyed Shel Silverstein’s book, “The Giving Tree.” Deborah chose this book specifically because it’s both fun and teaches a lot of great lessons about our relationship with the trees around us.

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A man in a yellow shirt and hard hat stands in a road surrounded by giant sequoia trees.

Post-Fire Alder Creek Update

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Following the SQF Complex Fire, the fire impacts on the giant sequoia of the Alder Creek property appear to be beneficial.

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Sequoia Complex Fire nearing giant sequoia grove

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Fire nearing giant sequoia: We’re continuing to closely monitor the Sequoia Complex Fire in the Sequoia National Forest. As of right now, it appears the fire has started to move west, and is now about a mile away from the Freeman Creek giant sequoia grove.

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Map of Castle Fire in Sequoia National Forest

Keeping an eye on fire burning near Sierra giant sequoia

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With attention on the coast redwoods, we’re also keeping our eye on fire near giant sequoia. Unlike their coast redwood cousins, giant sequoia lack the ability to sprout after fire, so a severe wildfire can outright kill these ancient trees.

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Picture of giant sequoia grove in Sequoia National Park.

Great American Outdoors Act signed into law

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President Donald Trump this week signed new legislation that will lock in billions of dollars for national parks, outdoor recreation facilities, and land conservation — including redwoods.

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Bear at Red Hill

Bears at Red Hill

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Our cameras at our Red Hill property captured these great images of California black bears.

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Video: Redwoods Rising gets to work

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Save the Redwoods League, California State Parks, and the National Park Service got together in June on Facebook to talk about Redwoods Rising, a joint partnership to restore 70,000 acres of redwood forest in Redwood National & State Parks. Work on this massive endeavor got underway in earnest in June.

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Book cover of Who Saved the Redwoods? The Unsung Heroines of the 1920s Who Fought for Our Redwood Forests by Laura and James Wasserman. The book is resting on a redwood log.

Spotlight on Forest Heroines

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Women Who Played Crucial Roles in Redwoods Conservation Who Saved the Redwoods? The Unsung Heroines of the 1920s Who Fought for Our Redwood Forests Laura and James Wasserman Who Saved the Redwoods is an absorbing, well-researched account of the mid-1910s Continued

Close up view of Redwood sorrel growing on a mossy log. The background is out of focus, giving an atmospheric feel of dappled light shining through the canopy.

Coolest Thing I’ve Seen in the Forest

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In the last edition of Redwoods, we invited you to tell us the coolest thing you’ve seen in the forest. Here’s what our members and fans have to say. Our Question for the Next Edition What is your favorite activity Continued

Residual old-growth redwoods rise above a second-growth stand in Redwood National and State Parks. Photo by Mike Shoys

Redwoods Rising Restoration of More Than 70,000 Acres Begins Across Northern California Redwood Forests, Providing Regional Jobs

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Save the Redwoods League, the National Park Service and California State Parks today announced the next steps in on-the-ground restoration work by Redwoods Rising, a large-scale forest restoration partnership underway in Redwood National and State Parks (RNSP). Beginning next week, Redwoods Rising crews will work in two watersheds within the park boundaries—representing a significant milestone for this long-term forest health initiative and bringing forestry jobs to this northern California region.

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Everyone belongs in nature

Video: Everyone belongs in nature

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Feels like we could all use the peace and healing of the redwoods, so here’s a short video of our most spectacular landscapes. With a reminder that these are places where everyone belongs.

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View of a redwood forest canopy from the forest floor

We Stand Together Against Racism

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Black Lives Matter. We at Save the Redwoods League are deeply disturbed by historical and recent racial violence against Black Americans. We understand that there is a very real connection between the history of racism and exclusion in the conservation movement and the racism and injustice that persists in people’s everyday lives today. As members of a larger conservation movement, we at the League commit to being better allies to Black and other marginalized communities by not only standing in solidarity at this moment, but also by elevating their perspectives, needs, and interests in our work.

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A group of six guest panelists joining the webinar to discuss what is next for California's parks after Covid-19.

Webinar video: What’s next for parks?

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On May 26, Save the Redwoods League hosted a webinar with a number of special guests to discuss the role of parks following the COVID-19 crisis. As our state begins to heal and move forward into our new normal, questions remain about how to open and recreate in the parks safely, and how we can ensure that our parks meet the demands and needs of a growing, diverse, and stressed population. We recorded the webinar for your viewing.

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