How much carbon do coast redwood trees store? Researchers have shown that 3D models generated from light detecting and ranging (LiDAR) technology may provide accurate estimates.
Bats are a top conservation priority. Not only are these fascinating mammals vulnerable to climate change, but many species around the world are also falling victim to a fungal disease called white-nose syndrome. New research funded by Save the Redwoods League suggests that coast redwood forests may offer bats refuge from both of these threats.
A pioneering organizer inspires her descendants to protect redwood forests. More than 100 years ago, Eureka’s Laura Perrott Mahan helped galvanize the movement to protect old-growth redwoods in danger of being clear-cut. In recent months, dozens of Mahan descendants and friends continued her legacy by supporting Save the Redwoods’ work to protect coast redwoods — raising funds to help the League purchase Atkins Place in Mendocino County.
Ever thought about what it would be like to go backpacking in the giant sequoias? A small contingent of League staffers took a weekend backpacking trip in Alder Creek, and left with some amazing photos and new perspectives. Together, the four colleagues had a grand time stargazing, viewing the Stagg Tree (fifth largest tree in the world, as most of you already know!), and hiking uphill through the giant sequoia grove just above camp. Here’s what it was like.