2022 Redwood Hike Series was a blast

Hikes featured forests where the League is making a conservation impact

Over the last few months, Save the Redwoods League was thrilled to welcome members of the Redwood Leadership Circle, Canopy Club, and Redwood Legacy Circle into the forest for a series of guided hikes throughout the redwood range.  

Throughout the Redwood Hike Series, we visited some of our recent projects with conservation, fire, and redwood experts: 

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Save the Redwoods League members learning about the active restoration work happening at the League’s Orick Mill Site.

Redwood National and State Parks

Redwood National Park: Participants enjoyed a 4-mile hike from the famous Lady Bird Johnson Grove into Save the Redwoods League’s Orick Mill Site. The League is closely collaborating with the National Park Service, California State Parks, the Yurok Tribe, California Trout and the State Coastal Conservancy to establish a new redwood destination as well as restore the critical ecological integrity of Prairie Creek.

Hendy Woods State Park

Members of the Canopy Club were guided on a hike through the Hendy Woods old growth grove led by President and CEO Sam Hodder. Following the hike, Board Member John Scharffenberger hosted the annual Canopy Club celebration in the garden of his home in Philo.

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Part of the group posing in front of the footprint of the former Big Basin Redwoods State Park Visitor Center, which was lost in the 2020 CZU Complex Fire. Photo by: Jackie Perkins.

Big Basin Redwoods State Park

California State Parks welcomed League members to get a first-hand look at how Big Basin Redwoods State Park is recovering after the CZU Complex fire burned through this iconic California Redwood Park in 2020. Participants had the chance to visit areas of the park that are still closed to the public. The group learned all about the work underway to restore the forest and reintroduce visitor access.  

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The group admiring one of the oldest redwoods in the southern range at Harold Richardson Redwoods Reserve.

Harold Richardson Redwoods Reserve

For the first time since purchasing the property in 2018, Save the Redwoods League welcomed members of the Redwood Leadership Circle, Canopy Club and Redwood Legacy Circle to experience this special redwood destination before it opens to the public. Harold Richardson Redwoods Reserve is home to 730 acres of pristine forest with some of the tallest and oldest redwoods in the southern range.  

We couldn’t do this work without the generous support of donors like you. We look forward to continuing to offer these special redwood visits next year! 

Join Us

Canopy Club and Redwood Leadership Circle members protect our redwood forests for the future through their generosity today. Become a member of the Canopy Club with an annual gift of $10,000 or more, or the Redwood Leadership Circle with an annual gift of $1,000 or more. As a member of our Redwood Legacy Circle, you can leave a long-lasting legacy by remembering the League with a gift from your will or trust. In appreciation of the generosity of the members in these circles, you will receive exclusive benefits, including invitations to events like these. 

About the author

Jackie Perkins is Save the Redwood League's Donor Relations Manager.

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