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The Once and Future Forest: California's Iconic Redwoods limited edition book.
A Redwood’s-Eye View of Essays on Our Iconic Forests
Dana Poblete

Oh, the stories of a redwood forest — millions of years’ worth. In honor of the Save the Redwoods League centennial in 2018, the organization published a book that tells some of these epic tales. The Once and Future Forest: California’s Iconic Redwoods is a robust collection of essays that illuminates everything from indigenous peoples’ connections with redwood forests to scientific research and natural history.

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Only 68% of the global forest area exists today
What Does the UN’s Report on Massive Species Extinction Rates Mean for the Redwoods?
Sam Hodder

In the most comprehensive assessment of its kind, the United Nations (UN) paints a bleak picture, describing a future in which 1 million plant and animal species are at risk of extinction — unless we make transformative changes now.

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Redwoods Magazine Spring 2019
Check out the New, Special Edition of Redwoods Magazine
Jennifer Benito-Kowalski

You’re invited to read our Climate Change Edition of Redwoods magazine that’s online now. What does the latest research reveal about how redwoods are faring as the climate changes? How can today’s youths become tomorrow’s climate champions? Where can I find ways to play in urban redwoods oases?

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Stephen Sillett ventures into the redwood canopy
Discovering the Climate Change Resilience of Coast Redwood Forests
Save the Redwoods League

After a decade studying the impacts of climate change throughout redwood forests, Emily Burns, PhD, and Stephen Sillett, PhD, share new insight into how coast redwood trees are growing today. See the remarkable new findings about second-growth forests.

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Wilderness Arts and Literacy Collaborative
Apply Now: Education Grants Available
Deborah Zierten

Save the Redwoods League is accepting applications for our Education Grants Program for the 2019-2020 school year. A single school field trip or outdoor family experience can have a lasting impact on youth at any age. That is why the League makes it a priority to connect youth to the redwoods, so they can experience and study these awe-inspiring forests.

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Big River, Mendocino Headlands State Park
12 Ways to Make the Most of Summer in the Redwoods
Kelsey Piras

Summer is nearly here, with its long, golden days beckoning us outdoors for warm-weather adventures. Don’t let fall sneak up on you without making the most of this sunshiny season! Here are 12 ways to make the most of summertime in the redwoods.

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Saturday, June 1, is American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day®.
Trail Service World Record to be Set on National Trails Day®
American Hiking Society

On June 1, 2019, individuals across the country will set the world record for the most people improving trails in a single day during the 27th annual American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day®.

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Fog provides coast redwoods with much of the moisture they need
Can Redwoods Survive a Hotter Planet?
Mark Hertsgaard

Redwoods magazine debuts Community Voices, in which guest writers share their perspectives on redwood forests. Mark Hertsgaard, environment correspondent for The Nation magazine, says if we humans do our part, we and redwoods can continue to flourish.

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Wildlife Wonders: Cameras Find Forests Teeming with Life
Emily Harwitz

The League’s wildlife cams at Cape Vizcaino (Cape Viz) in Mendocino County caught animals in action playing, prancing, grazing, and generally doing what animals do. The property provides habitat to a variety of wildlife including (but certainly not limited to) American black bears, ospreys, black tailed deer, and pumas living among stands of old-growth coast redwoods, grasslands, chaparral, and a scenic, rugged coastline.

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Parks without Borders: Real-time Adventures with Giant Sequoia
Jenny Comperda

Park Interpretive Specialist Jenny Comperda reports from Calaveras Big Trees State Park, where 10,000 students from around the world experienced the giant sequoia forest through the League’s virtual field trips.

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