Redwood Genome Project; Giant Sequoia National Monument; Forest Fall Festivities; Evergreen Members; Conifer-Themed Dinner Party; League in the News
Save the Redwoods League Redwood Matters
October 2017

Groundbreaking Project to Map the Redwood Genomes

In the Redwood Genome Project’s first year, researchers will develop and publicly release genome sequences using a tree from the pictured Butano State Park for the coast redwood genome and a tree from Sequoia National Park for the giant sequoia genome.

Save the Redwoods League is leading pioneering research to fully sequence the coast redwood and giant sequoia genomes. The genome sequences and the screening tools developed will allow researchers to quickly assess genetic diversity in redwood forests to inform plans that restore the health and resilience of these forests as they face environmental stressors such as climate change.

Learn more in the inaugural edition of Redwoods magazine.

With your annual membership of $19 or more, you’ll receive a year’s subscription to Redwoods, the new magazine of Save the Redwoods League.

Thank You for Supporting Giant Sequoia National Monument

Photo credit: US Forest Service

The League thanks our community for responding to our call for public comments on what Giant Sequoia National Monument means to them. Comments from League supporters were counted recently among a record-breaking 2.8 million after the Trump administration ordered a review that threatens protections for 27 incredible places, including Giant Sequoia. The fate of Giant Sequoia is still unknown.

Read about the public responses and our commitment to the monument.

Welcome New Evergreen Members!

Photo by Julie Martin

We are so thrilled to welcome 96 new Evergreen members to the League. Evergreen members make a small monthly commitment to our redwoods so we can act quickly to acquire new properties when they become available. Thanks to our generous and passionate Board of Directors member Andy Vought, all gifts have been doubled in value with his matching gift. Thanks to Andy and the new Evergreen members, we will now have twice the resources to further our work of protecting and restoring our redwood forests and connecting people with their peace and beauty.

Nighttime Magic and Fall Forest Festivities

Now that the sun is setting earlier, it's a great time to experience the sights and sounds of the redwood forest after dark. Not a night owl? Celebrate fall with a bird watching walk or a trip to an autumn festival. Check out a sample of fall fun throughout the redwood regions.

Check out these events.

Leadership, Legacy Circles: Step on the Skunk Train!

Photo by Julie Martin

All aboard the Skunk Train on Sunday, October 22! We look forward to seeing our Redwood Leadership Circle and Redwood Legacy Circle members for a fun-filled ride through Mendocino’s stunning Noyo River Redwoods forest, which our members helped protect in 2011. If you have questions about your membership, or you would like to learn more, please contact us at 415-820-5800.

Learn more about how you can join these circles.

Conifer-Themed Dinner Party Supports Education

Thanks to all who joined us last night for a conifer-inspired dinner party at Lazy Bear restaurant in San Francisco. The event, generously supported by Dodge & Cox, benefited the League’s education programs, which bring more than 7,000 young people to the redwood forest annually.

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