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.

A close up selfie of a young man of Yurok heritage with a goatee wearing a yellow construction hat, orange Redwoods Rising hoodie, red vest with a camelback attachment standing in a redwoods forest.

League podcast explores jobs in the redwood forest


Ever spent your day staring at a computer screen and wondered, “What it would be like to work outside in a redwood forest instead?” Season 4 of the League’s acclaimed podcast I’ll Go If You Go explores this question, delving …

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Which California State Parks Week activity will you choose?


Will you hike through the redwood forest by starlight? Try out Qi Gong or forest bathing? Participate in a beach cleanup or a bioblitz? Whatever you fancy, there’s a fun way to participate in the third annual California State Parks …

Giant sequoias

Follow the money…to your favorite redwood forest


Spectacular. Breathtaking. Transcendent. These are the phrases people often utter while exploring an ancient grove of giant sequoias or a lush swath of second-growth coast redwoods. It’s the rare visitor who gazes at the sun-dappled splendor of a redwood forest …

Kirsten Saenz Tobey

Save the Redwoods League Names Two New Leaders


Save the Redwoods League today announced the hiring of two new staff in key positions: Kirsten Saenz Tobey as chief operations officer and Carrie Speckart as director of people and culture.

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Rocky Ridge expands stunning Mendocino redwood park


They say good things come to those who wait. Case in point: Rocky Ridge, the first League-conserved property to be added to California State Parks in well over a decade. Last month, the state park system formally accepted ownership of …

a woman wearing a red rain poncho smiles as she prepares to plant a redwood sapling

Earth Day and beyond: 9 ways to honor nature


Earth Day has been around since 1970, but there’s never been a more important time to recognize the irreplaceable beauty of the outdoors and the power of nature-based solutions to climate change. On April 22, Earth Day events and initiatives …

Jug Handle State National Reserve

League calls on Legislature to put climate bond before California voters in 2024


Save the Redwoods League joined a chorus of conservation groups today in calling for the California State Legislature to place a $15 billion climate bond on the November 2024 ballot. Such a bond would fund programs that improve and protect water and air quality, strengthen community climate resilience, mitigate wildfires, provide recreational access to the outdoors and protect natural resources.

Last Chance Grade overlooking highway

As Last Chance Grade Crumbles, Caltrans Considers Two Solutions


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


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.

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Grove of Titans: Inclusive storytelling wins top NAI honor


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!


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 …

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Top 15 League achievements of 2023


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 …