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Six picturesque places to paddle in the redwoods

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Traveling on foot, wheels, and hooves are some ways to see the world’s tallest trees, but there’s nothing like paddling past magnificent coast redwood forests on beautiful rivers. These are the realms of playful river otters, magnificent ospreys, and at …


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Time to spy a rare bird in the sky

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Next time you visit Redwood National and State Parks, you may see magnificent creatures that have been absent from this area for more than a century: California condors. The Yurok Tribe and Redwood National Park released the first two young …



Nina Roberts, PhD, is helping Save the Redwoods League to engage all people in redwood forests for their health and happiness and to inspire them to protect these precious natural wonders.

In honor of Nina Roberts

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Save the Redwoods League honors the life of a towering force in conservation and parks.


A woman stands at the base of a large coast redwood tree

A guide to nature journaling

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To be a naturalist or an artist—or of course both, like Clay Anderson—requires paying attention; to the world around you and how you respond to it. Nature journaling is one of the ways you can do that.


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Atkins Place and its million-dollar view

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Save the Redwoods League began negotiations in 2020 to acquire a property called Atkins Place, which shares a 0.75-mile border with Montgomery Woods State Natural Reserve in Mendocino County. Since then, I’ve made the journey from Ukiah (the largest city …


A woman stands next to a giant sequoia tree among burned giant sequoia, with the sun shining.

Giant sequoias’ declining wildfire resilience

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For millennia, one of the defining characteristics of giant sequoias has been their innate resilience to wildfire. But in the last several years, severe fires in the Sierra Nevada have revealed an unprecedented vulnerability in the groves. League staffers’ publication in a scientific journal is the first to document this new phenomenon.


Two men walking into a coast redwood forest

Thank you to our Forever Forest supporters for changing the redwoods’ fate

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The ambitious Forever Forest campaign — now concluded — will fund key initiatives to lay the foundation for a new era of redwoods conservation. Even in the face of an unexpected global pandemic, unprecedented wildfires and climate change impacts, and some of the most divisive social and political times in America’s history, we as a community drew strength, inspiration, and resilience from the redwoods we all love.


A hike through Portola Redwoods State Park.

Video: Your redwoods playground

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A day trip to Portola Redwoods State Park highlights just a few of the fun things you can do in the redwoods.



Students hold reference documents while studying plants in a redwood forest

Redwood Rides take off

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A new Save the Redwoods League program is coordinating free bus rides to redwood parks for organizations serving Black, Indigenous, and people of color as well as low-income communities. Redwood Rides removes the largest barrier preventing underrepresented communities from visiting …





A woman hiking with a cane in a redwood forest.

A hike with Disabled Hikers was an eye-opening experience

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When you hiked, did you notice the number of benches along the way? If you’re not a person who uses mobility aids, chances are your answer is no because you don’t have to think about these characteristics. For those of …



A grey-haired woman backpacking, with greenery and boulders in the background.

Lucille Vinyard, a redwoods hero

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Photographer Dave Van de Mark remembers his friend Lucille, a heroic environmental activist who helped lead the effort to establish and expand Redwood National Park.




A woman of color stands on a log hanging over a creek and peers through her binoculars.

5 ways to do forest bathing

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Certified forest bathing guide Juan Lazo Bautista took us into the redwoods and explains how this immersive nature experience works, including a meditation, tools, and practices to help guide you on your journey.