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This is a place for personal insights into our work by Save the Redwoods League leaders. You can explore posts by category: It Takes a Forest SM focuses on League project and program updates; Off the Beaten Path gets you into the redwood forest; Redwoods Futures illuminates the issues affecting our redwood forests; and The Eighth Wonders explores the art, education, and science of the redwood forests. Please join the conversation by posting your stories and comments.

A woman wearing a hard hat and a pack of tree seedlings

Planting 23,000 redwood trees

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To help restore the forest in San Vicente Redwoods, which was impacted by the CZU Lightning Complex fire, the League and our partners planted thousands of trees.


A creek pooled with a fallen trunk in a redwood forest

Protecting Tc’ih-Léh-Dûñ

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Save the Redwoods League and the InterTribal Sinkyone Wilderness Council in December 2021 finalized key transactions in their partnership to permanently protect coast redwood forestland within Sinkyone traditional territory on what is popularly known as the Lost Coast in Mendocino …








Black and white photo of a forest next to a dry creek, with hikers in the distance

War stories from the 1960s redwoods conservation movement

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Photographer and activist Dave Van de Mark helped to establish Redwood National Park by documenting the story of the forest. 50 years later, he is photographing the same places he helped to protect.


landscape vista of the rugged coastline, covered in a thick blanket of redwood trees.

It was a big year for redwoods

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Reflecting on the League’s big year in 2021 and forging ahead toward a brighter future for redwoods.








Humboldt County fourth grader measures a coast redwood in Humboldt Redwoods State Park Photo by Max Forster, @maxforsterphotography

Students blossom by learning outside

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As the pandemic destabilizes funding for outdoor programs nationwide, the League’s free K-12 field trips to the redwoods nourish bodies and minds. Curriculum units combine classroom exercises, outdoor activities on schools’ campuses, and field trips, while lessons integrate math, science, and art.


burning sequoia

Governor signs critical wildfire bills

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As fires burned in 2021, many of these bills were delivered to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s desk for his signature. He signed two bills that the League supported.


Syren Nagakyrie

Let’s Make Redwoods Reachable

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Everyone has access needs, whether they are disabled or not. Lack of accessible infrastructure, limited information, and a culture of exclusion in the outdoors prevents so many people from connecting with natural spaces – places that they may find they have more in common with than they thought.


Jorge Ramos, League Councilor

Bringing redwoods science into everyday conversations

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Jorge Ramos, a new Councilor for Save the Redwoods League, aims to expand young people’s understanding of carbon cycling and sequestration in ecosystems. “I look forward to working with the members of the League so we can all continue to protect and restore these forests through authentic and inclusive connections with the public.”


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