New coast redwood and giant sequoia parks

During these times of great upheaval, we need reminders of the great beauty in the world. As more people turn to parks with outdated infrastructure—or find them closed due to wildfires—it is up to us to create a better future for these treasured places. Future generations are counting on us.

For more than a hundred years, the League has been dedicated to connecting people with the redwoods. Broadening access to coast redwood and giant sequoia parks is a cornerstone of Forever Forest: The Campaign for the Redwoods, supporting the League’s vision to connect all people with the beauty and power of the redwoods through transformational park experiences.

Harold Richardson Redwoods Reserve

A coast redwood paradise long hidden in private hands, Harold Richardson Redwoods Reserve will be the first new old-growth redwood park in a generation. Save the Redwoods League is well into planning a new a trail system through ancient trees, a day-use area with parking and restroom facilities, and state-of-the-art interpretation to enhance visitors’ understanding of this unique ecosystem and the peoples who lived here for millennia. Because it’s vital that everyone feels welcome at this park when it opens, the League is working closely with local stakeholders, representatives of the Kashia Band of Pomo Indians, and other underrepresented communities in the public access planning.

Alder Creek

Following the 2019 purchase of Alder Creek, Save the Redwoods League is moving quickly to open an awe-inspiring grove of giant sequoia that has long been hidden from the public. Following the wildfire that burned in Alder Creek in 2020, the League is aiding its recovery through restoration while continuing to plan hiking trails, interpretive signs, and other visitor amenities that will allow adventurers to walk among the wildflowers and hundreds of ancient sequoia—including the fifth-largest tree in the world. This new park experience will provide a much-needed gateway to the entire southern section of Giant Sequoia National Monument, just a short drive from the diverse communities of Bakersfield and Fresno, and just three hours from the greater Los Angeles area.