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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.

Humboldt County fourth grader measures a coast redwood in Humboldt Redwoods State Park Photo by Max Forster, @maxforsterphotography

Students blossom by learning outside

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As the pandemic destabilizes funding for outdoor programs nationwide, the League’s free K-12 field trips to the redwoods nourish bodies and minds. Curriculum units combine classroom exercises, outdoor activities on schools’ campuses, and field trips, while lessons integrate math, science, and art.


burning sequoia

Governor signs critical wildfire bills

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As fires burned in 2021, many of these bills were delivered to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s desk for his signature. He signed two bills that the League supported.


Syren Nagakyrie

Let’s Make Redwoods Reachable

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Everyone has access needs, whether they are disabled or not. Lack of accessible infrastructure, limited information, and a culture of exclusion in the outdoors prevents so many people from connecting with natural spaces – places that they may find they have more in common with than they thought.


Jorge Ramos, League Councilor

Bringing redwoods science into everyday conversations

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Jorge Ramos, a new Councilor for Save the Redwoods League, aims to expand young people’s understanding of carbon cycling and sequestration in ecosystems. “I look forward to working with the members of the League so we can all continue to protect and restore these forests through authentic and inclusive connections with the public.”


Technicians studying burned sequoia trees

5 League leaders share views on their teams’ groundbreaking work

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Forever Forest: The Campaign for the Redwoods is making this ambitious vision a reality. With a goal of $120 million, the Campaign has already helped to protect the last of the unprotected old-growth coast redwood and giant sequoia forests


Pfeiffer Falls Trail walkway

Re-emergence and hope

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The theme for this edition of Redwoods is Returning. We were hopeful that by now we’d be returning to some form of normalcy. We knew that would likely be a new normal, with the challenges we faced embedded in our hearts.


Mill Creek Campground

5 amazing places to stay in Redwood National and State Parks

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Campgrounds and cabins in the land of giants Campgrounds and cabins in the land of giants There really isn’t anything quite like camping among the tall trees, and Redwood National and State Parks offer great experiences for those wanting to …



Redwood Creek Overlook

9 tips for planning your visit to Redwood National and State Parks

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Rangers offer vital info No one knows Redwood National and State Parks like the local rangers, who compiled these great tips for anyone visiting the area. Use the park app Park rangers created the National Park Service app that includes …


Fern Canyon

Secrets for the best visit to Fern Canyon

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Crowding at this magical spot means visitors should plan carefully Undoubtedly, if you’re planning a trip to Redwood National and State Parks you’ve put Fern Canyon in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park near the top of the list of sights …


Visit to Alder Creek, Redwood Hike Series 2021

Hike Series Welcomes Members Back to Forests

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Save the Redwoods League was pleased to welcome dozens of members of the Redwood Leadership Circle, Canopy Club, and Redwood Legacy Circle back into coast redwood and giant sequoia forests in 2021. Members protect our redwood forests for the future through their generosity today, and receive exclusive benefits, including invitations to events like these. Join us!




Your first redwoods experience

Your first redwoods experience

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Everyone who has ever walked among the coast redwoods and giant sequoia remembers the first time they saw these incredible forests.






Redwoods Rising restoration work. Photo by Andrew Slack, Save the Redwoods League

Restoration work shows promise in Redwood National and State Parks

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In a new study, supported by a Save the Redwoods League research grant, researchers from Humboldt State University and the National Park Service sought to find out how restoration efforts affected the young forest’s recovery.