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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.

Two firegfighters stand on a ridge with fire and smoke

Backburning: fighting fire with fire

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Fire crews use backburning to protect important values such as homes, giant sequoia groves, and infrastructure like the Sequoia National Parks headquarters during the KNP Complex fire.





A giant sequoia grove

Windy Fire reaches Red Hill

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As the Windy Fire burns in Red Hill, the League needs supporters to champion prescribed burning and fire resilience work.








Visitor Center building burned to the ground after the fire

One month last summer: wildfires in the redwoods

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Even though so much has been written about the fires of 2020—particularly in this space —it is still hard to remember clearly what it was like to live in California during that time. Part of this is because so much has …








OK, where’s the corral?

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Photographer Dave Van de Mark revisits and photographs an area of Redwood National Park 53 years later.