Save the Redwoods League and our members have been in the business of protecting and restoring redwood forests, as well as studying the mysteries of the forest and connecting people with these natural wonders, for nearly 100 years.
When we began this work in 1918, the world was a very different place. Today, the redwood forest is faced with a new — and much more complex — set of challenges. These challenges present exciting opportunities to strategize and innovate to ensure the best outcome for the redwoods in our next hundred years.
If you’re interested in learning more about what the future of redwoods conservation holds, check out this talk I gave at the Commonwealth Club:
Edward O. Wilson, a biologist so knowledgeable and compelling that his previous works have become required reading in university conservation classes, recently published a new book called Half Earth. In it, he names California’s redwood forests first on his personal list of “best places,” the areas that contain the most superlative biodiversity and are most in need of research and protection. Wilson explains that, essentially, these are the places he cares the most about.
Those of us who have visited, learned about, or seen images of a redwood forest will understand the feeling of caring deeply about what happens to this ancient, unique, inspiring corner of the Earth. Listen to my talk to find out what threatens the redwoods today, how we can ensure that this irreplaceable forest will thrive into the future — and why you should care.
Then, let me know what you think in the comments section! You can also connect with me on Twitter @SamH4Redwoods and follow me for tweets about trees, trails and other truths.