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.

Last Chance Grade overlooking highway

As Last Chance Grade Crumbles, Caltrans Considers Two Solutions

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In Northern California, the famed coastal Highway 101 winds through some of the world’s last ancient coast redwood forest. For decades, a 3.5-mile section of the highway between Eureka and Crescent City, known as Last Chance Grade, has been plagued by landslides and frequent closures, with no viable alternate routes for the local community, commerce or tourism. The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has been working with local stakeholders for 10 years on a solution. Tragically, their final two roadway alternatives will have substantial impacts on nearby old-growth redwood forest.

Georgia McIntosh, newly appointed Chief Marketing and Communications Officer at Save the Redwoods League.

Save the Redwoods League Names Georgia McIntosh as Chief Marketing and Communications Officer

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Save the Redwoods League announced today that Georgia McIntosh has been named Chief Marketing and Communications Officer. In this key leadership role, McIntosh will oversee organization-wide strategic communications and marketing programs to support the mission, strategic direction and brand positioning of the only nonprofit land trust working across the entire coast redwood and giant sequoia ranges.

Two people feel a relief map in the foreground. A redwood forest is in the background.

Grove of Titans: Inclusive storytelling wins top NAI honor

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What an honor! The National Association for Interpretation (NAI) has recognized Save the Redwoods League and its partners for interpretive excellence on the Grove of Titans project in Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park. The League was thrilled to receive first …

Two female restoration workers in neon-green vests smile in front of a partially burned sequia forest

So long, Long Meadow, we’re packed for Packsaddle!

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As winter approaches, Save the Redwoods League staff are raising mugs of hot cocoa to toast a wildly productive work season in the giant sequoia range. The big win: Completing risk-reduction and wildfire resilience work in Long Meadow Grove, which …

Redwood tree rises through the canopy

Top 15 League achievements of 2023

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As we approach the end of 2023, we find ourselves contemplating yet another remarkable year at Save the Redwoods League. Our gratitude extends to our wonderful partners, members, and supporters who make possible the essential efforts of safeguarding and restoring …

A ranger standing in front of the new Rancho del Oso Welcome Center - a blue and brown building with interpretive signage in front.

California State Parks, Save the Redwoods League and Waddell Creek Association Open New Rancho del Oso Welcome Center at Big Basin Redwoods State Park

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A gateway to the western coastal side of Big Basin Redwoods State Park, the new welcome center facility and adjacent public campground will greet visitors to California’s oldest state park and largest expanse of old-growth coast redwoods south of San Francisco. The park has had limited access since the 2020 CZU Lightning Complex Fires.

Four people sit at a picnic table with two camping tents and redwood trees in the background

What does AB 618 mean for your next campout?

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If you’ve ever tried booking a California state park campsite for a popular weekend, you know that sinking feeling. Scrolling past booked campground after booked campground, it seems like the entire state shared your dream of pitching a tent beneath …

Two men in olive green state park uniforms with ranger hats smile as they speak to a woman in civilian clothes

Redwoods Rising celebrates 5 years of audacious optimism

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With a project as big and bold as Redwoods Rising—an endeavor that will take decades to complete—it’s all about celebrating big milestones along the way. So on a sunny Thursday afternoon in September, project partners Save the Redwoods League, California …

Roosevelt Elk traffic

Video: Redwoods traffic jam

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Watching a group of Roosevelt elk slowly cross highway 101.

Sara Clark, Save the Redwoods League Chair of the Board of Directors

Save the Redwoods League Elects Sara Clark as Chair of the Board of Directors

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Save the Redwoods League today announced that its Board of Directors has elected Sara Clark to serve as chair. The Board also elected Rosemary Cameron and Abe Tarapani to serve as vice chairs, John Montague as secretary and Mike Wyatt as treasurer. The newly elected officers are vastly experienced in land conservation, tribal law, parks and public engagement, scientific research and philanthropy. They will advance conservation strategies that protect, restore and connect people with California’s coast redwood and giant sequoia forests.

People ride in an electric all-terrain chair through Prairie Creek Redwoods.

Making tracks to the redwoods with David’s Chair

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There’s a new way for redwoods enthusiasts with mobility challenges to explore the stunning old-growth groves at Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park. The park now offers an electric all-terrain Action Trackchair for use on designated trails, including more rugged trails …

A man in an olive uniform and rangers hat stands in woody debris in a forested area.

Redwoods Rising Marks First Five Years of Healing an Iconic Landscape

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Save the Redwoods League, and the National Park Service today announced the restoration of 3,200 acres of young, previously clear-cut redwood forest in the first five years of Redwoods Rising. The unique public-private collaborative effort with a long-term goal of restoring thousands of acres in Redwood National and State Parks (RNSP) has reforested more than 25 miles of former commercial logging roads, restored more than 3 miles of streams, and created more than 100 restoration and conservation jobs.

A student standing next to a tree smiles as she prepares to take notes

Window opens for $6,000 Redwood Connect Grants

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It’s one of our favorite times of the year at Save the Redwoods League: When proposals start arriving for Redwood Connect Grants. We’re always inspired by the diversity of projects and the inventive ideas for providing young people with meaningful …