It’s About the Critters Too!

The spotted owl is another irreplaceable redwoods inhabitant. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
The spotted owl is another irreplaceable redwoods inhabitant. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

The League is working to move State Parks forward to protect the many species that call the redwood forest home.

As my colleague Richard Campbell wrote in his blog last week, saving old-growth redwoods is not the same as saving the old-growth redwood forest.

The redwood forest is much more than just the trees. All kinds of critters live in our redwood forests, including the funny-looking Humboldt marten, the slimy banana slug, the graceful five-finger fern and the long-distance-swimming Coho salmon.  And don’t forget the bizarre California giant salamander, one of only two salamanders that vocalize!

The state’s Parks Forward Commission is charged with charting a new course for the parks that we love and enjoy.  At the Commission, the League is raising its voice on behalf of the critters living in the redwood forest.  Without adequate funding and a focus on protecting the critters living there in addition to our magnificent redwoods, our state parks will lose these unique native critters that make the redwood forest a true forest.

Please write to the Parks Forward Commission with your support for adequate funding for California State Parks to protect its resources—redwoods and critters.

Please leave a comment with your ideas about how the League—a long-term partner of State Parks—can help.

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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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