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January 26, 2019
Guardians of the Giants: A Legendary 100-Year History of Saving the Redwoods
Dana Poblete


In the summer of 1917, three men had a collective vision. Beneath the 300-foot-tall ceiling of an airy cathedral of ancient trees in Humboldt’s Bull Creek Flats, soft beds of redwood sorrel underfoot and golden rays beaming through the canopy overhead, they found the inspiration to change the course of history.

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Discovering Wildlife at Harold Richardson Redwoods Reserve
Madeleine Turner


This summer, the League protected Harold Richardson Redwoods Reserve, the largest old-growth redwood forest remaining in private lands. Many wild animals call the property home, including northern spotted owls, Townsend’s big-eared bats, foothill yellow-legged frogs, and Sonoma red tree voles!

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We’re reducing the threat of severe wildfire by managing vegetation buildups in this Humboldt County forest.
New Grants Support Wildfire, Carbon Projects
Shelana deSilva


Two new awards from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) are supporting League work to increase the carbon sequestration potential of redwood and giant sequoia ecosystems, while protecting them and surrounding communities from the threat of severe wildfires.

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You’re invited to join us on Facebook or Instagram to share your love of redwoods with our passionate online community. Like our Facebook fan page and/or follow us on Instagram, and you can keep up with the latest redwoods news, breathtaking photos, and spectacular videos. Visit our Sweepstakes to sign up for a chance to win our exclusive 2019 redwoods calendar.

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The Old-Growth Redwood Heritage Viewing Deck and Interpretive Exhibit includes a viewing platform that allows visitors to view the footprint of a redwood that was 18 feet wide. Photo by Fig & Olive Photography
New Oakland Exhibit Reveals History of Area’s Once-Ancient Forest
Deborah Zierten


Did you know the ancient coast redwoods that once stood in the San Francisco Bay Area’s East Bay were thought to have been some of the largest? Now you can learn about this history and see the footprint of a giant redwood that once stood in Roberts Regional Recreation Area. The League and East Bay Regional Park District recently unveiled a permanent exhibit.

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You can include a gift in your will to protect redwoods. Photo by Julie Martin
Write Your Will in Minutes, for Free
Sharon Rabichow


This year, Save the Redwoods League wants to help you make a resolution you can keep (in 20 minutes or less, for free). Everybody needs a legal will, but too many people put it off year after year. Make your will today, and include a gift to the League to ensure the protection of our redwood forests for generations far in the future.

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Thick bark enables giant sequoia to withstand lower-severity ground fires
Grants Fund Research on Wildfire, Wildlife and a Rare Plant in Coast Redwood and Giant Sequoia
Kristen Shive


Nearly $150,000 in research grants from Save the Redwoods League have been awarded as part of the 2018 grant cycle. Funding these projects is a significant component of fulfilling the League’s mission, and each of these projects will contribute to scientific knowledge of coast redwood and giant sequoia forests. This research can help us answer big questions that will protect the health of people, wildlife, and the forests.

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Open Hearts, Open Minds: Giant Sequoia Featured in Global Learning Adventure
Jenny Comperda


Although the giant sequoia are fantastic teachers in and of themselves, as an outdoor educator, I am the lucky one that gets to share their unique story with the world. While I haven’t physically left Calaveras Big Trees State Park in the Sierra Nevada, since October I’ve connected virtually with about 2,000 students in 70 classrooms from seven countries and 18 states.

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Celebrated with 3,000 visitors at the Stand for the Redwoods Festival in San Francisco.
Thanks for Making Our Centennial Year Amazing
Sam Hodder


As we reflect on 2018 — the Centennial year for Save the Redwoods League — I’m excited to share some of the many successes that you made possible.

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An ancient redwood in the Grove of Titans. Photo by Max Forster
Match Goal Reached: Giant Step for Grove of Titans
Kate Berry


Thanks to more than 3,000 passionate League members, Save the Redwoods reached a major milestone to protect the ancient coast redwood Grove of Titans in Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park. Our members donated over $500,000 by December 31, more than meeting the dollar-for-dollar match challenge by supporter Josie Merck. This means that over $1 million will go toward the $3.5 million goal to safeguard these majestic redwoods and provide safe visitor access.

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