An Iowan’s Cause: Member’s Passion Protects Redwoods

Letter from Joanne Wilson
Letter from Joanne Wilson

Joanne Wilson has been a Save the Redwoods League member for more than a decade. After witnessing firsthand the destruction of the redwood forest, she knew she had to help.

Read her story and learn how she named the League in her will to help protect the awe-inspiring redwood forests for future generations.

Learn more about naming the League in your will or trust or dedicating a tree or grove.

About Save the Redwoods League

Since 1918, Save the Redwoods League has protected and restored redwood forests and connected people with their peace and beauty so these wonders of the natural world flourish.

Experts Share Latest on Redwoods, Climate Change


The weight of salamanders in the redwood ecosystem is greater than that of all other vertebrates collectively because there are so many of the amphibians! Predicted drier forest conditions may threaten amphibian species, said David Wake, Professor of Integrative Biology at the University of California, Berkeley. Wake and other scientists discussed the impact of climate change on redwood ecosystems at a recent Save the Redwoods League-sponsored symposium. Learn more about the 2012 research grant projects.

New Nat Geo Site Spotlights 2 League Projects


Two Save the Redwoods League projects are featured on a new National Geographic Society Web site, the Global Action Atlas, which shows hundreds of local, cause-related projects from around the world to a large audience of concerned citizens. The site gives individuals opportunities to take action by donating, volunteering, advocating and sharing information. Become a fan of the projects and leave comments!

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