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Charred giant sequoia were killed in the 2017 Pier Fire

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Home of some of the tallest and most extraordinary trees in the Santa Cruz Mountains, Portola Redwoods State Park provides visitors with a much-needed escape from life in nearby Silicon Valley.

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Beyond the Lab: Allyson Carroll Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation: Do redwood trees have more DNA than humans? Radiolab Podcast: How Finding Rare Plants Saved Ynes Mexia’s Life Outside Magazine: 4 great reasons to include charities in your will and Continued

The League’s reaccreditation demonstrates sound finances, ethical conduct, responsible governance, and lasting land stewardship.

League Earns Reaccreditation

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As the glow fades from the 100 candles atop our Centennial birthday cake, there’s one more present we’ve yet to reveal—our renewed accreditation from the Land Trust Accreditation Commission. Save the Redwoods League achieved accredited status, for a second time. This mark of distinction is the gold standard for land trusts.

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The Once and Future Forest: California's Iconic Redwoods limited edition book.

3 Authors to Present Special League Book

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Come and hear three authors and League President Sam Hodder discuss the majestic redwood forests they describe in the new book by Save the Redwoods. David Harris, Greg Sarris, and David Rains Wallace will participate in a panel about the book, The Once and Future Forest, which explores redwoods’ history and significance. The event is set for May 5, 2019, at the renowned Bay Area Book Festival in Berkeley.

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Follow the League on Facebook or Instagram for a chance to get our 2019 calendar.

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You’re invited to join us on Facebook or Instagram to share your love of redwoods with our passionate online community. Like our Facebook fan page and/or follow us on Instagram, and you can keep up with the latest redwoods news, breathtaking photos, and spectacular videos. Visit our Sweepstakes to sign up for a chance to win our exclusive 2019 redwoods calendar.

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Many Old Survivor screenings are scheduled in 2019. See the trailer.

More Screenings of Old Survivor

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If you missed the October premiere of Old Survivor, now’s your chance to see the new 22-minute documentary at screenings in California this year. The film highlights the last known remaining old-growth redwood in the East Bay hills, and tells the story of Oakland’s resilient, ecologically amazing, and now protected redwood forest. Staffers from Save the Redwoods League are featured.

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See a slideshow of the Centennial year’s greatest moments

A Look at the Successes You Made Possible

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As we reflect on 2018 — the Centennial year for Save the Redwoods League — we’re grateful for supporters like you. Among our many achievements, together we protected two of the three largest unprotected old-growth groves remaining, presented our Centennial Vision for Redwoods Conservation, and celebrated with more than 140,000 new friends and dedicated supporters at dozens of events throughout California. Thank you for making a difference.

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Los Angeles Times: Fans of once-secret California redwood grove race to fund a project to preserve it: Deadline is Dec. 31 The Mercury News: Ancient redwood grove damaged by selfie-seeking visitors to get $3.5 million rescue plan San Francisco Chronicle: Continued

Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park. Photo by Miguel Vieira, Flickr Creative Commons

Experiences of a Lifetime

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No matter what you like to do outside, an unforgettable experience awaits you in California’s redwood parks, including the four parks described here. Nothing compares to standing in the cathedral-like groves, next to trees whose beauty, age, and size are almost beyond belief. It’s no wonder Lonely Planet named the redwood forests the nation’s top destination in 2018.

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