Redwoods and the Economy

Protecting the redwoods is essential to our economic future.

Why does the League work tirelessly to save the redwoods?

“They are beautiful, peaceful, humbling, inspiring…” according to a recent visitor. Yet there is another important, practical reason: it benefits the economy.

Our public lands contribute to the nation’s economic well-being in numerous ways. Not too long ago, some of our leading economists wrote to President Obama reminding him that protected public lands in conjunction with investment in education and access to markets are significant contributors to economic growth. The economists noted that,

“Increasingly, entrepreneurs are basing their business location decisions on the quality of life in an area. Businesses are recruiting talented employees by promoting access to beautiful, nearby public lands.”

The League has protected some 200,000 acres of redwood forest with the generous financial support of our members as well as with grants from foundations and grants from the federal and state government.  Those contributions protect the iconic redwood forest while also providing the framework for a stable economy where people wish to live and play and thrive.

Feeling inspired to help? Make a donation today to help us save redwoods now and into the future!

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Harry joined Save the Redwoods League’s staff in 2011 as the General Counsel. He brings over 30 years of experience in the fields of law and real estate transactions.

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