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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.

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 …

A man wearing an orange construction helmet, red vest, plaid work shirt, blue jeans, boots, and gloves carrying a side satchel with tree seedlings is planting one in the ground in a burn area.

San Vicente Redwoods Conservation Partners Provide Progress Report on Wildfire Resilience Restoration Three Years After CZU Wildfire, Amid Continued Risk

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Leaders gathered to review their joint progress in advancing restoration of the property that burned completely in the 2020 wildfires. Their work has aimed both to restore the health of a forest that was heavily logged at the beginning of the 20th century, as well as to build wildfire resilience back into the regional landscape.

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Dancing rangers, dunk tanks at Prairie Creek birthday bash

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A century may be no big deal to a 2,000-year-old redwood tree. But for us humans, a 100-year anniversary calls for one heck of a party. On August 26th, Save the Redwoods League staff joined more than a thousand fellow …

An insider’s look at the Russian River Redwoods

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League President and CEO Sam Hodder offers an up-close look at Russian River Redwoods as he shares the incredible opportunity to save this magnificent forest and the beloved Clar Tree. Learn more about the Russian River Redwoods project and how …

People in bright yellow clothes build a trail surrounded by lush foliage

Sneak peek at 2 new Lost Coast trails

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About 225 miles north of San Francisco, the rugged coastline forces California State Route 1 inland, leaving a 60-mile stretch of wilderness called the Lost Coast. Here, along the Pacific Ocean, the famed Lost Coast Trail offers one of the few coastal wilderness …

3 uniformed rangers of the US Forest Service and one man in checkered shirt and jeans notetaking in a Giant Sequoia forest

Emergency restoration resumes in a famed giant sequoia grove

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Save the Redwoods League this month resumed emergency restoration work for 2023 on a beloved giant sequoia grove to reduce fuels and the risk of severe climate-driven wildfires. In partnership with the USDA Forest Service, the League is restoring the …

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Video: How to restore a giant sequoia grove

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For several hours on a sunny day in late May, crews worked their way up the south-facing hillsides on the heavily burned section of the League’s Alder Creek property. With various tools in their hands, and backpacks full of seedlings, …

Field researcher wearing yellow hardhat and orange vest

Unprecedented restoration project makes great strides

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The most ambitious coast redwood forest restoration project ever launched marked great progress in 2022, its third year of operation on the ground. In the effort called Redwoods Rising, Save the Redwoods League, the National Park Service, and California State Parks are restoring thousands of acres of forests in Redwood National and State Parks.

A group of visitors walk along a paved footpath through a redwood forest.

10 amazing coast redwood parks for people with disabilities

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Part of the allure of coast redwood parks lies in their untamed nature. While some parks are remote, others are close to cities, but feel far removed from urban life and its amenities. You may think that the forests’ wild …

Mariposa Grove. Photo by jenkinson2455, Flickr Creative Commons

4 great giant sequoia parks for disabled hikers

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With towering trees and fresh, oxygen-rich air, groves of giant sequoias, also known as Sierra redwoods, have the power to inspire and enhance the well-being of all people. That’s why it’s so important to strive for easy access to these …