How California State Parks is bringing redwoods into people’s homes

We interview the interpreters who are keeping people connected to the outdoors during the COVID-19 crisis

When the state’s shelter-in-place went into effect in March, and millions of people suddenly lost access to the treasures in the north coast redwoods forests, staff at California State Parks swung into action. Building on their already successful virtual learning programs, interpreters launched a series of daily Facebook Live broadcasts from the parks.

The League’s Dana Poblete jumped on a Zoom video call with two of these interpreters – Ryan Spencer at Humboldt Redwoods State Park and Angie Edmunds at Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park – to learn more about this terrific program.

The broadcasts on the North Coast Redwoods Facebook Page take place live every day at 3 p.m. and will continue as long as park visitation is limited. However, they will likely continue in some form after that.


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About Save the Redwoods League


Since 1918, Save the Redwoods League has protected and restored redwood forests and connected people with their peace and beauty so these wonders of the natural world flourish.

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Giant Tree in the Rockefeller Loop of Humboldt Redwoods State Park is not the biggest or the tallest, but it might be the most coast redwood-ish. And that’s probably why it got its designation from the American Forestry Association as the National Champion Coast Redwood in 1991.

Redwood playlist #5


The League’s Marcos Castineiras put together this mellow Spotify playlist that nicely captures the feeling of a morning in the redwoods. Hit play and you can almost feel the dappled sunlight coming through the canopy.

One Response to “How California State Parks is bringing redwoods into people’s homes”

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    Debra lam

    I am so ready to learn from those two very lovely, giving, enthusiastic young people. This is a nice way for me to stay connected to a place that I love dearly.


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