Video: Removing old logging roads in Redwood National and State Parks

Road removal is a key strategy of Redwoods Rising

Removing old logging roads is an important part of Redwoods Rising, the League’s partnership with California State Parks and the National Park Service to restore more than 70,000 acres of redwood forest in Northern California. Decaying logging roads fragment the landscape, and dump tons of silt and debris into rivers and streams, choking off vital habitat for endangered salmon. In this video, Shannon Dempsey from California State Parks shows us just how big the problem of abandoned logging is in Redwood National and State Parks, and talks about our strategies for removing them.

Restoring this forest to its former glory is a BIG IDEA, but Redwoods Rising is making it happen.

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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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4 Responses to “Video: Removing old logging roads in Redwood National and State Parks”

  1. Marty

    Thanks for your
    Organization’s work and the brief summary about it!

  2. David Custodio

    I’m thinking, at first blush, I’m not a big fan. Those log jams seem like they might be good for breaking stream flow. I didn’t really see the sedimentation referred to in the video. I kind of LIKE old logging roads, as they are often easier to walk on than the side hills that were likely there before the road. The first blown out culvert looked like a nice place for a bridge…

  3. Elizabeth

    Thank you. A vivid illustration of an ambitious but wonderful vision.

  4. Tim

    Thanks for all your work to save the environment. If we don’t, then we are part of the problem instead!


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