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Save the Redwoods League Redwood Matters
July 2016

Westfall Ranch SAVED!

League donors’ gifts forever protect Westfall Ranch’s beautiful forest and meadows, which buffer Headwaters Forest Reserve, home of an ancient redwood forest. Photo by Mike Shoys

Westfall Ranch is now permanently protected! More than 3,100 members of Save the Redwoods League supported the purchase of these 77 acres bordering Headwaters Forest Reserve to restore and connect more people to this magnificent part of the coast redwood range.

Learn more about Westfall Ranch!

Discover 93 Redwood Parks on Our New Map

Just in time for summer: You can plan a visit to the 93 redwood parks on our new and improved interactive map of coast redwood and giant sequoia regions. Discover hidden gems, must-see features, events, wheelchair-accessible trails, dog-friendly parks ... and more!

Discover your redwoods parks! We’d love your feedback on the new map — please email your thoughts to jbenito@SaveTheRedwoods.org

Supporter Spotlight:

Jays’ Appetite for Human Food Threatens Murrelets

A five-year study led by Elena West and Zachariah Peery from the University of Wisconsin, sponsored by Save the Redwoods League and other organizations, has proven that Steller’s jays’ appetite for human food is a major problem.

See the video and find out why.

Hot Topics in Our Blog

Student Perspectives: Why Big Places Need Small People
by Save the Redwoods League

I think it would be safe to assume that most everyone can enjoy a peaceful walk in the woods. Whether you are 8, 18 or 80, no one can deny the staggering beauty of giant trunks rising into a canopy of green. Mount Tamalpais State Park is one of these unique places, home to breathtaking redwood groves. It towers above the bay just north of San Francisco in Marin County. Unfortunately, places like Mount Tam aren’t always accessible to people and families of lower income and limited resources. So what can we do to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to experience this place?

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Ancient Coast Redwood Forest Breaks Records
by Emily Burns

New research by Redwoods and Climate Change Initiative scientists Robert Van Pelt and colleagues reveals no forest on Earth has more biomass – wood, bark, and leaves – then the ancient coast redwood forests of Redwood National and State Parks (RNSP).

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This detailed drawing by Robert Van Pelt shows that widely-spaced, large redwood trees maintain deep crowns full of leaves while also providing room on the forest floor for smaller trees and understory vegetation to thrive. This forest structure results in record-breaking forest productivity and carbon storage.
Celebrating the NPS Centennial in the Redwoods
by Sam Hodder

Over the weekend, the League celebrated the centennial anniversary of the National Park Service at our Orick Mill Site property near Redwood National and State Parks. It was a momentous event, and I was honored to speak to the attendees about the significance of the moment. For those who weren’t able to be there, I’ll take the opportunity to share my remarks, and some photos, here.

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Many of the most magnificent redwood parks and reserves you and generations of Americans have enjoyed, including Redwood National Park pictured above, have been partially funded by the Land and Water Conservation Fund. Photo by Max Forster

League in the News

The Mercury News: Weapon against global warming: California redwoods store more carbon than any other forests in the world, study finds League research team reveals California redwoods store more carbon than any other forests in the world, and that these trees have never been more valuable.

Bay Nature: What’s Next for the Redwoods? Story includes the League’s and partners’ innovative work to protect and restore San Vicente Redwoods.

Redwood National and State Parks celebrated the National Park Service’s centennial on the League’s Orick Mill Site:

The League sponsored this June 24, 2016, event:

Eureka Times-Standard: Headwaters Forest Reserve seeks ranch add-on League purchases Westfall Ranch

Sacramento Bee: They’re the world’s tallest living things, and they’re all ours League cited as a source for article

NBC Bay Area: Bennett Juniper: 4,000-Year-Old Wonder League mentioned as the steward of this tree

Stories include League's new Peter Douglas Coastal Trail in Shady Dell:

Monterey Herald: Big Sur parks get upgrades thanks to collaboration League helps provide new infrastructure at Limekiln and Pfeiffer Big Sur state parks

New York Times: In Towering Redwoods, an Abundance of Tiny, Unseen Life League supports lichen research


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