Protecting coast redwood forests at scale

Having safeguarded more than 216,000 acres of these forests, the League is now focused on conservation of critical elements of the state’s remaining million acres of privately owned commercial coast redwood forestlands.

California was the first state in the nation to pledge to protect 30% of our lands and waters by 2030, and President Joe Biden followed suit with a similar executive order. The League is well-positioned to leverage that momentum in the redwoods.

We are actively engaging with landowners to pursue landscape-scale acquisitions to increase wildfire resilience, protect biodiversity, and bolster a sustainable working and restoration forest economy. As part of this process, we are identifying opportunities for tribal cultural access and enhanced public access. When key properties become available in the competitive real estate market, we need to be ready with funding to acquire and permanently protect these lands from commercial timber harvesting, subdivision, and development.