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Redwoods in Verse: Poetry from The Once and Future Forest

The Once and Future Forest: California's Iconic Redwoods limited edition book.
The remarkable story of California’s iconic redwoods is captured in The Once and Future Forest, a stunning book which commemorates the 100th anniversary of Save the Redwoods League. The collection includes fascinating and thoughtful essays discussing science, conservation, history, landscape and identity, as well as evocative poetry and breathtaking photography – all of which showcase the grandeur of the redwood ecosystems and the deep love and awe they have engendered.

Elizabeth Carothers Herron, a Fellow of the International League of Conservation Writers shares her reflections in the poems Redwood Creek Steelhead and Sempervirens. Her work has appeared in Orion, Parabola, Reflections, Free State Review, and Canary, and has been supported by the Foundation for Deep Ecology, and the Mesa Refuge.

Listen to Elizabeth recite her poems:

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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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“When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe,” John Muir wrote in My First Summer in the Sierra. I was reading a lot of Muir during my first summer in the Sierra, the summer I fell in love with giant sequoia trees.

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The redwood forests are among the Diaz family’s favorite places. Jami, her husband Xavier, and their sons, Nolan, 8, and Hollis, 4, love to take trips from their San Jose home to decompress among the giant trees. So when they learned on Facebook about the League’s 2018 Free Second Saturdays in redwood parks, they jumped at the chance to explore different forests.

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