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An Epic Road Trip from the Bay Area to the North Coast

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I’m always amazed each time I bear witness to California’s natural landscapes, and this time, on the 300 or so miles driving from San Francisco to the ancient forests of the North Coast, I’m smitten again.



Lupine is a wildflower found in redwood forests. Photo by Max Forster.

Wildflowers of the redwood forests

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If it’s spring, it’s wildflower season. Wildflower season is one of the best times to experiences California’s great outdoors. While we can’t get out there to see them ourselves, we thought it would be nice to recall some of our favorites that pop up under the tall trees.


Album art for this chill Spotify playlist about the redwoods.

Redwood playlist #3

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José González, League councilor and founder of Latino Outdoors, put together this great playlist. “This playlist is about connection to the redwoods, over the arc of a day. It’s about the love of redwoods, and I imagined parts of it being a drive along the California coast on a ride to the redwoods,” he explained.


Video: An important message from Sam Hodder

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It has been four weeks since the League closed its San Francisco and Northern California offices. But our important work serving the public hasn’t stopped.



Hendy Woods State Park is a state park of California, USA, located in the Anderson Valley of Mendocino County, known for its old-growth coast redwoods.

During the Pandemic, Nature Heals Us

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This is an opportunity for the conservation community to reflect on how to provide equitable access to green spaces.


Strength and perseverance don’t necessarily have to call attention to themselves, and few trees exemplify that more than the 1,640-year-old McApin Tree on the League’s Harold Richardson Redwoods Reserve.

Defiant Redwood of the Week: McApin Tree

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Few trees exemplify strength and perseverance more than the 1,640-year-old McApin Tree on the League’s Harold Richardson Redwoods Reserve.


California newt, by John Wright

Redwood Memories

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Our staff shares their fondest memories of being in the tall trees


Stagg Tree

A long look at the Stagg Tree

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Take a minute to inhale Alder Creek’s Stagg Tree, the fifth largest known tree in the world. Strength and resilience in the face of many challenges.


Redwoods Recharge Playlist #2

Redwood playlist #2

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The League’s Dana Poblete has you all set with this great forest playlist


Grizzly Giant is the definition of being tough through hard times. It's message is bend, don't break. Be #RedwoodStrong.

Defiant Redwood of the Week: Grizzly Giant

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This is a serious tree. If a tree could talk, the eternal message from this 210-foot-tall giant sequoia in Yosemite’s Mariposa Grove would be Bring It On. At roughly 3,000 years old and 1,500 tons, it is the very definition …


Video: A minute of calm in the redwoods

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Most of us can’t get to the redwoods right now, so we’re hoping this short video will help bring the redwoods to you.


Redwood playlist #1

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We asked our cool cat colleague Emily Harwitz to come up with her ideal redwood playlist on Spotify. She nailed it.


A young girl smiles at the camera as she enjoys exploring a redwood park. She is standing in front of a young redwood tree. Learn how to connect kids with the redwoods from a distance.

How to Help Kids Connect With the Redwoods from a Distance

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Remember… The Redwoods have stood tall through histories of disaster and destruction and are still here to help us breathe. While schools are closed and shelter-in-place is in effect throughout California, the forests can remind us of our opportunity to …


League President Sam Hodder and Emily Burns, Director of Science, Planning & Education, were among our panelists discussing redwoods’ secrets and how to help protect the forest. Photo by Paolo Vescia

An important note from Sam Hodder

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It is my sincere hope that you and your loved ones are well and taking good care in these uncertain times.


A Marvelous Journey through Cascade Creek

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This is the kind of place you protect, not just because it is incredibly beautiful, but because it makes the natural world in every direction all that much better.


Mia Monroe, Site Supervisor at Muir Woods National Monument, has long collaborated with the League to share redwoods with the forest's 1.5 million annual visitors. Photo by Paolo Vescia

A Woman’s Place Is in the Forest

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In Honor of Women’s History Month, here’s a roundup of stories that highlight just a few of the ways women have contributed to redwoods conservation, then and now.