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Exciting moments as water flows into restored Prairie Creek

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The first thing you realize when you visit the Prairie Creek restoration project is the sheer scale of it. For someone like me who had only seen the project through photographs and maps and artist renderings, it was shocking to …


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Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria pleased to work with the League

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As direct descendants of the Coast Miwok and Southern Pomo People, who were the original land stewards, we possess cultural knowledge that has been passed down through generations since time immemorial of our ancestral homelands of Marin and Sonoma Counties. …



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League brings 72,000 youths to the magical redwoods

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For many people, visits to the young forest of Reinhardt Redwood Regional Park in Oakland are lovely escapes close to the city. For Alejandro, trips to this place were profound. Alejandro recently visited Reinhardt with Youth Spirit Artwork (YSA), a …


Cover of the book "Must Love Trees: An Unconventional Guide," by Tobin Mitnick

Tree book hits funny bone

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Unlike banana peels and hand buzzers, trees aren’t exactly known as a source of laughs. But in his debut book, Must Love Trees: An Unconventional Guide, Tobin Mitnick finds plenty of funny in the forest, along with much to admire …


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Sneak peek at 2 new Lost Coast trails

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About 225 miles north of San Francisco, the rugged coastline forces California State Route 1 inland, leaving a 60-mile stretch of wilderness called the Lost Coast. Here, along the Pacific Ocean, the famed Lost Coast Trail offers one of the few coastal wilderness …


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Saving prey-go-neesh, the endangered California condor

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Research supported by Save the Redwoods League could help inform work in re-establishing a flock of endangered California condors near Redwood National Park. The Yurok Tribe and Redwood National Park are working together to re-establish the prey-go-neesh, the Yurok name …


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Emergency restoration resumes in a famed giant sequoia grove

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Save the Redwoods League this month resumed emergency restoration work for 2023 on a beloved giant sequoia grove to reduce fuels and the risk of severe climate-driven wildfires. In partnership with the USDA Forest Service, the League is restoring the …



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Video: How to restore a giant sequoia grove

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For several hours on a sunny day in late May, crews worked their way up the south-facing hillsides on the heavily burned section of the League’s Alder Creek property. With various tools in their hands, and backpacks full of seedlings, …


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Vintage trains are your ticket to the redwoods

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Who says time travel is impossible? These vintage trains transport passengers to the early days of California, when steam-powered locomotives thundered across the state and “All aboard!” was an invitation to adventure. Railways that once brought massive redwood trees to …



CalFIRE personnel wearing yellow fire jackets managing a prescribed fire stand next to a massive giant sequoia surrounded by burning undergrowth

Helping redwoods fight climate change

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Writer John Steinbeck called redwoods “ambassadors from another time,” while W.E.B. Du Bois described them as “eternal wooden stone with tremendous grip on earth.” We search for words to describe the majesty of the coast redwood and giant sequoia forests, …


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Unprecedented restoration project makes great strides

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The most ambitious coast redwood forest restoration project ever launched marked great progress in 2022, its third year of operation on the ground. In the effort called Redwoods Rising, Save the Redwoods League, the National Park Service, and California State Parks are restoring thousands of acres of forests in Redwood National and State Parks.




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President’s letter: If we make the right choices and investments today, the redwoods can help save us

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When I walk in places like Humboldt Redwoods State Park and the League’s Alder Creek property, I see magnificent, towering coast redwoods and giant sequoias that tell a story of hope and resilience. We tell that story in this edition of Redwoods, spotlighting what we’ve learned from the groundbreaking Redwoods and Climate Change Initiative launched in 2009. The more we learn about the redwood and giant sequoia forests, the clearer it is how significant their role could be in the climate-change solution. That is, if we act quickly and make the right investments now.


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Take the 101 north to Eden

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When I was 4, I started going to synagogue. The same year, I cracked open the 1990 World Book Encyclopedia and was transfixed by an illustration under the article title, “Redwoods.” It’s the first memory I have where the natural …



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10 amazing coast redwood parks for people with disabilities

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Part of the allure of coast redwood parks lies in their untamed nature. While some parks are remote, others are close to cities, but feel far removed from urban life and its amenities. You may think that the forests’ wild …