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Your 2015 Accomplishments in Photos

On behalf of all of us at Save the Redwoods League, I want to thank you for all you do to help protect and restore the redwood forest and connect people to its peace and beauty.

Thanks to your thoughtful gifts, we have accomplished so much this year! Together, we:

Acquired the San Vicente Redwoods conservation easement that permanently protects from development 8,500 acres of redwood forestlands, waterways and imperiled wildlife

San Vicente landscape
photo by William K. Matthias, 2011

 

Completed the campaign to purchase 178-acre Peters Creek forest adjacent to Portola Redwoods State Park and acquire a conservation easement on another 214 acres, protecting ancient redwoods within easy reach of millions

Peters Creek, clear and safe
photo by Paolo Vescia

 

Purchased Big River-Mendocino Old-Growth Redwoods, home of rare pygmy forest and old-growth redwoods on the spectacular Mendocino Coast

Big River-Mendocino beautiful forest
photo by Mike Shoys

 

Planted redwood trees and decommissioned logging roads to restore the vitality of forest and waterways in Headwaters Forest Reserve

Headwaters waterways benefit from restoration

 

Began the long-awaited reconstruction of the breathtaking River Trail in Humboldt Redwoods State Park

River Trail, Garden Club of America Grove, Humboldt Redwoods State Park

 

Discovered through scientific monitoring that most measured redwood trees grew in height and girth despite the historic drought

RCCI research
photo by Steve Sillett

 

Taught 6,200 California youths through our Education Grants Program why redwood forests matter and how to protect them

Education_students in the redwoods

 

These achievements are a direct reflection of your generosity and support. 

All of our best wishes to you and yours for a joyous and peaceful holiday season, and a very happy New Year!

With gratitude,

Sam

 

Follow me on Twitter @SamH4Redwoods for tweets about trees, trails and other truths.


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About Sam Hodder

Chief Enthusiast for the Outdoors (CEO) and Prez of Save the Redwoods League, Sam brings more than 20 years of experience in overseeing land conservation programs from the remote wilderness to the inner city.



Justin Faggioli is Save the Redwoods League Board of Directors Secretary.

Justin Faggioli: Developing Strategies for a Leafy Future

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After college earning bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Earth sciences at Stanford University, Justin Faggioli spent three years working as a geologist, primarily on projects in Alaska. His job took him to some of the most remote areas of the state, most of the time in a helicopter. In addition to the geologic work, Justin was able to enjoy the beautiful flora, amazing fauna and spectacular scenery.


Ponderosa pine

Christmas Tree Species in the Redwood Forest

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Thinking about the different variety of holiday trees makes me think about the different conifers that share the forests with our mighty coast redwoods and giant sequoias. Often we concentrate so much on our magnificent state trees that we look past the other trees that stand tall next to them.


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