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A First Encounter with Redwood Grandeur
by Patricia VanEyll

Our first redwood outing was to Butano State Park, which is a 4,600-acre park located in Pescadero. We chose this park due to its proximity to Hwy. 1 so that after our hike, we could drive up the coast to Pacifica to have dinner, thereby making a full day of our adventure.

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Butano State Park. Photo by Patricia VanEyll

California Condor to Soar in the Redwoods Once More
by Sonia Morris

After disappearing from the Pacific Northwest over a century ago, wild California condors may once again find ample nesting, breeding, and foraging habitat in the redwood range.

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Managing for Fire
by Anthony Castanos

Through thoughtful stewardship practices, the ways we seek to emulate aspects of the natural state of the forest can also work in conjunction with how we manage forestland into the future.

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Fire-suppressed sequoia grove – note the large fire scar on the giant sequoia on the right.

Celebrating African-American Environmentalists
by Patricia VanEyll

February is African-American History Month, and we’d like to acknowledge a few men and women, past and present, who advocated for our environment, promoted environmental and social justice, and paved the way for all people to connect with nature.

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In this 1899 photo, Buffalo Soldiers in the 24th Infantry carried out mounted patrol duties in Yosemite. Photo courtesy of Yosemite Research Library

Student Perspectives: Escape the Tension of Everyday Life in the Redwoods
by Save the Redwoods League

Standing beside a massive tree that makes you look like an ant, instantly leaves you and your challenges feeling humbled. As you ponder in awe at their mysterious beauty and magnificence, you feel the weight of your worries lessen, and you can breathe deeply, taking in the soft, refreshing peace in the air.

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Photo by Alana Featherly, SFSU student blogger

President Obama’s Conservation Legacy
by Sam Hodder

From protecting more land and water than any other president, to motivating our nation to act on climate, to opening every national park to kids and their families for free, President Obama earned a place in history as an accomplished conservation champion.

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The Obama family at Yosemite National Park, Father's Day 2016. From left are Sasha, Barack, Michelle, and Malia. White House photo.

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