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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.



OK, where’s the corral?

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Photographer Dave Van de Mark revisits and photographs an area of Redwood National Park 53 years later.

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A woman pointing her mobile phone to the redwood forest

How Redwood Forests Can Heal Us

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The trail at Reinhardt Regional Redwood Park in Oakland is scattered with the shed needles and threads of redwood bark that drift from the full canopy above. These groves sprouted from a recent traumatic past—the trees are the descendants of Continued


Podcast: I’ll Go If You Go

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Save the Redwoods League launched an outreach program in 2019 to cultivate meaningful and reciprocal relationships with communities that have historically been marginalized or underrepresented in the redwoods.

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Yurok Tribe members fishing with netting.

Revitalizing a River Through the Redwoods

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The Klamath is the second largest river in California, flowing 257 miles through Oregon and Northern California and emptying into the Pacific Ocean. There, it bisects the Yurok Reservation and Redwood National and State Parks, a World Heritage site that Continued


dog on a trail wearing red and black plaid jacket.

Doggone Good Times

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Many California coast redwood and giant sequoia parks allow dogs for hiking, camping, picnicking, and frolicking on the beach, as detailed in our new free e-guide, 29 Awesome Dog-Friendly Redwood Parks. See how every dog can have her day at some of these enchanting parks.

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Man standing next to a giant redwood tree

Mailliard Ranch: Nearly 15,000 Acres Protected

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Home to the largest coast redwood forest still in private family hands, Mailliard Ranch is a 14,838-acre property near Boonville, California, in southern Mendocino County. In February 2021, Save the Redwoods League permanently protected this landscape with three conservation easements, closing the final phase of the project.

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Sean O'Gara's 'Redwood Cathedral', honorable mention in the 2013 Know Wonder Photo Contest.

Legacy gifts help create the Forever Forest

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  Among those Legacy Circle members whose gifts have contributed to the success of the Forever Forest Campaign are three special individuals who, through their commitment to conservation and philanthropy, have made a tremendous impact on the League’s mission to Continued


Coast redwoods grow naturally today only in a narrow 450-mile strip along the Pacific coast from central California to southern Oregon. Photo by Jon Parmentier

Growing Giants

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John Scharffenberger is a League Board of Directors member and Chair of Forever Forest: The Campaign for the Redwoods. He recently was honored with an award for his philanthropy.

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Threatened and endangered wildlife in the redwoods

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As controversy erupted in recent months over the protected status of the northern spotted owl in the Pacific Northwest, it was another reminder that California’s coast redwood and giant sequoia forests play host to many threatened and endangered wildlife species. Continued


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