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This is a place for personal insights into our work by Save the Redwoods League leaders. You can explore posts by category: It Takes a Forest SM focuses on League project and program updates; Off the Beaten Path gets you into the redwood forest; Redwoods Futures illuminates the issues affecting our redwood forests; and The Eighth Wonders explores the art, education, and science of the redwood forests. Please join the conversation by posting your stories and comments.

Redwoods Recharge Playlist #2

Redwood playlist #2

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The League’s Dana Poblete has you all set with this great forest playlist


Grizzly Giant is the definition of being tough through hard times. It's message is bend, don't break. Be #RedwoodStrong.

Defiant Redwood of the Week: Grizzly Giant

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This is a serious tree. If a tree could talk, the eternal message from this 210-foot-tall giant sequoia in Yosemite’s Mariposa Grove would be Bring It On. At roughly 3,000 years old and 1,500 tons, it is the very definition …


Video: A minute of calm in the redwoods

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Most of us can’t get to the redwoods right now, so we’re hoping this short video will help bring the redwoods to you.


Redwood playlist #1

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We asked our cool cat colleague Emily Harwitz to come up with her ideal redwood playlist on Spotify. She nailed it.


A young girl smiles at the camera as she enjoys exploring a redwood park. She is standing in front of a young redwood tree. Learn how to connect kids with the redwoods from a distance.

How to Help Kids Connect With the Redwoods from a Distance

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Remember… The Redwoods have stood tall through histories of disaster and destruction and are still here to help us breathe. While schools are closed and shelter-in-place is in effect throughout California, the forests can remind us of our opportunity to …


League President Sam Hodder and Emily Burns, Director of Science, Planning & Education, were among our panelists discussing redwoods’ secrets and how to help protect the forest. Photo by Paolo Vescia

An important note from Sam Hodder

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It is my sincere hope that you and your loved ones are well and taking good care in these uncertain times.


A Marvelous Journey through Cascade Creek

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This is the kind of place you protect, not just because it is incredibly beautiful, but because it makes the natural world in every direction all that much better.


Mia Monroe, Site Supervisor at Muir Woods National Monument, has long collaborated with the League to share redwoods with the forest's 1.5 million annual visitors. Photo by Paolo Vescia

A Woman’s Place Is in the Forest

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In Honor of Women’s History Month, here’s a roundup of stories that highlight just a few of the ways women have contributed to redwoods conservation, then and now.



Kristen Shive and Matthew Bettelheim

Save the Redwoods League wins conservation award

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In recognition of its many achievements safeguarding California redwoods for future generations, Save the Redwoods League recently received the Conservationist of the Year Award from The Wildlife Society







Pacific fisher

Spotted: The Elusive Pacific Fisher at Red Hill

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These nocturnal critters are mid-sized carnivores in the weasel family. Females have home ranges up to 10 square miles, and males have even larger home ranges since they mate with multiple females.



What a Difference a Year Makes

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Wow. This was truly another year for the books. We wondered how we could possibly top our centennial year, and thanks to all of you, we did it.


Video: Skiing at Alder Creek

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Now that there’s snow on the ground in the Sierra, we thought it would be fun to share these clips of when we explored Alder Creek last winter on skis. This is a wild landscape, and skis are perhaps the most efficient way to see it in winter.


Video: Alder Creek in Winter

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With snow in the Sierra, we thought this would be a great time to share this video of Alder Creek covered in white. The massive cinnamon trunks of these ancient sequoia stand out beautifully against the snow.