Redwoods Futures

Experience the Redwoods from Afar in ‘Close Encounters’

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Reading the perspective of someone who has never seen a redwood forest, I got to vicariously experience the redwoods for the first time again. I wanted to share “Close Encounters with Coastal Giants” with you, so that you can enjoy it, too.

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Westfall Ranch’s 77 acres include a stunning second-growth redwood forest.

Westfall Ranch: Enhancing the Ancient Headwaters Forest

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In the scenic redwoods country near Eureka, California, lies Headwaters Forest Reserve. You might remember Headwaters as the subject of a very contentious, very public, decade-long struggle in the 1990s to protect ancient redwoods from continued logging. When you walk among its massive, moss-draped giants, it’s easy to see why so many people fought so hard for their preservation.

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Mailliard Ranch. Photo by Paolo Vescia

Family Conserves Expansive Redwoods Landscape

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In southern Mendocino County, embracing forested canyons and mountains, expansive meadowlands, clear streams and massive redwoods lies the extraordinary 14,898-acre Mailliard Ranch, the largest expanse of redwood forest still in private family hands in the coast range, providing shelter and sustenance for a wide range of rare and endangered plants and wildlife.

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Cathedral Grove at Muir Woods National Monument. Photo credit: Tonatiuh Trejo-Cantwell

Obama Calls for Action on LWCF

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In his weekly radio address on Saturday, the President issued a call to action on the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). Please, join the President, the League, and others across the country in encouraging LWCF renewal.

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Yosemite National Park

Revitalizing Mariposa Grove with Rx Fire

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At Yosemite National Park this week, you may see smoke curling up from Mariposa Grove, the spectacular giant sequoia forest that catalyzed the conservation movement 150 years ago. This smoke is part of a planned prescribed burn in the forest to lower fuel loads that have accumulated over many decades of fire suppression.

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Oracle Employees Take to the Forest

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Since about 92% of the redwood forest is second and third growth, restoration will be a key strategy. Restoring young forest so that it can become old growth once again is essential for the future of conservation. Restoration at San Vicente Redwoods started recently with a volunteer day. Twelve volunteers from the Oracle Corporation spent the morning pulling invasive weeds amongst the redwoods in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

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Free Ways You Can Help the Redwoods

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Here at Save the Redwoods League, we are reminded of the power of your donations with each new forest that we conserve or restore. We are perpetually grateful to our generous members for furthering the cause of the redwoods. But Continued

In 1972, President Nixon signed into law "An Act to Establish the Golden Gate National Recreation Area," which now includes Muir Woods. Photo by Stephen Kennedy, Flickr Creative Commons

Losing Ground: Are America’s Public Lands at Risk?

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America’s public lands are a treasured shared value.  Treasured, it would appear, by all but the U.S. Senate responsible for safeguarding them. Regardless of where we live in this country, of our social status, financial means, or political perspective, our Continued

Robert Earle's 'Sunset Through The Redwoods', honorable mention in the 2013 Know Wonder Photo Contest.

Best Redwoods Moments of 2014

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Happy New Year, friends! I love this time of year, because the holidays mean time outside with friends and family. No matter where our lives may take us, my family is connected by the special places of our past, and Continued

Muir was the champion of majestic, wild landscapes like this one in Yosemite Valley.

Is John Muir’s Legacy Still Relevant?

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In a recent blog, I paid tribute to the wonderful work of John Muir. We learned a little bit about what he accomplished in his lifetime and how his legacy is alive throughout the peaks, valleys and forests of California. Continued

Tell Congress You Support Conservation and Recreation

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At a time when conservation work is increasingly complex and challenging, success typically means that hundreds of things had to go just right. But every now and again, all of those hundreds of little things that add up to successfully Continued

SCA crew, and their California State Parks supervisor.

What’s in a Year?

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The redwood trees have put on another ring since I joined the staff of Save the Redwoods League as president and CEO! It’s been one year since I started my new job and journey with the League, and I have Continued

Illegal Marijuana Farms Threaten Redwoods

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With recreational marijuana legal in Colorado and Washington and medicinal marijuana available in 23 states and the District of Columbia, marijuana is here to stay. And, more of the marijuana on the U.S. market comes from California than any other Continued

Today’s Historic Success for Redwoods

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Something huge happened today. The California Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB), an independent State board charged with funding “the purchase of land and waters suitable for recreation purposes and the preservation, protection and restoration of wildlife habitat” in California, voted to Continued

Giant sequoia forest photo by Tom Hilton, Flickr Creative Commons

The Pursuit of Happiness

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“There is nothing so American as our parks. The scenery and wildlife are native. The fundamental idea behind the parks is native. It is, in brief, that the country belongs to the people…Parks stand as the outward symbol of this Continued

The outdoor experiences we have as kids can help us be happier and healthier for our whole lives. Photo by rocket ship, Flickr Creative Commons.

Kids & Nature: Turning Around a Worrisome Trend

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Many of us who love nature have clear memories of meaningful outdoor experiences as children. At the Save the Redwoods League office, if you ask the staff why they chose careers in conservation, you’ll hear story after story about summers Continued

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