Giant Sequoia Thirsty for Snowpack

It’s Arbor Day, a time to reflect on the importance of trees in our lives. I for one can’t stop thinking about water and how much of it the redwoods need to thrive. I hope you enjoy this video by Redwoods and Climate Change Initiative scientists, Wendy Baxter and Anthony Ambrose, which explores how snow-less it is in the Sierra Nevada right now and what that means for our beloved giant sequoia forests.

For more information on how we are studying the impact of drought on the redwoods, click here.

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About Emily Burns


Emily Burns, the League’s former Director of Science, led the research program that includes the Redwoods and Climate Change Initiative. She holds a PhD in Integrative Biology on the impacts of fog on coast redwood forest flora from the University of California, Berkeley.

Smallest Kids, Tallest Trees


A highlight of my job is visiting the many education programs that we support through our redwood education grants. This year we supported 24 parks, schools and non-profits so they could bring over 6,000 students to our beautiful redwood forests. Continued

Neal Youngblood: Restoring Landscapes One Road at a Time


If anything is lacking in Neal Youngblood’s life, it isn’t a professional challenge. As a geologist for Redwood National Park, Youngblood supervises logging road retirement. In terms of restoration of the region’s essential natural systems, there is no job that Continued

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