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Storms close redwood parks throughout California

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The series of storms hammering the West Coast in recent days have prompted the closure of redwood parks throughout the range. While heavy wind and rain have certainly reduced interest in outdoor recreation, people’s love of the redwoods runs high, …






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Guided First-Day Hikes at 12 redwood state parks on Jan. 1

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California State Parks is inviting Californians to kick-start the new year in a healthy way by getting fresh air and enjoying the outdoors with annual First-Day Hikes on Jan. 1, 2023. More than 50 California state parks are participating, 12 …





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Giving TREESday 2022 Update

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Giving TREESday was a great success this year, thanks to our generous supporters.


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President’s letter

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A letter from Save the Redwoods League president and CEO Sam Hodder in the Resilient Future Edition of Redwoods magazine, published Winter 2022.


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Feeling your way through the ancient forest

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“As interpreters, our job is to help connect people with these special places,” says Robbins. “What better group of people to help make meaning of the places we steward than the folks who have been most connected to these landscapes for the last 10,000 years?”


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Leave it on the trail

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It was six months into the pandemic—a bizarre time that seemed out of a sci-fi movie. Like real life, the trails have their ups and downs (literally!). The redwood forests were our sanctuary. Walking among the giants at Henry Cowell, Mount Tamalpais, and Humboldt Redwoods state parks gave us perspective and humility.


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Meeting the moment

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Save the Redwoods League has been so honored to have a relationship with Dr. James. As a member of our Redwood Legacy Circle, he decided last June that rather than leave a gift for the League in his estate, he would pay it forward now to meet the moment in these extraordinary times. We are incredibly grateful for his generous gift to the League.


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New exhibit commemorates ancient fallen ‘tunnel tree’

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Save the Redwoods League, California State Parks, and Calaveras Big Trees Association opened the Pioneer’s Cabin Tree interpretive exhibit in the North Grove last July after storms toppled the tree in 2017.


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6 awesome holiday activities in the redwoods

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Redwood forests are great places to celebrate the holiday season with friends and family. Here are activities throughout the range, from the towering coast redwood forests to the snowy giant sequoia groves. 97th Annual Trek to the Nation’s Christmas Tree …



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Hikers are stoked about these 5 Bay Area redwood trails

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Redwood forests are great places to connect with nature, friends, and family, especially over the holidays. Check out these highly rated hikes in the San Francisco Bay Area according to alltrails.com. Bootjack Trail Loop Mount Tamalpais State Park / Muir …



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