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Be a Hero: How You Can Protect Redwoods at Risk

Your support of our Redwood Land Fund helps sustain magical redwood forests, clean water, imperiled wildlife, recreation and more. Photo by mikebaird, Flickr Creative Commons
Your support of our Redwood Land Fund helps sustain magical redwood forests, clean water, imperiled wildlife, recreation and more. Photo by mikebaird, Flickr Creative Commons

Walk through a hushed, ancient redwood forest – home of the tallest and most massive beings on Earth – and you can’t help but feel a sense of awe and peace. Few life experiences match it.

Unfortunately, these forests face dire threats today. Ancient redwoods are still slated for cutting. Devastating government budget cuts leave inadequate personnel to safeguard redwood forests in state and national parks from wood poachers, polluters and vandals. Some of these lands are still recovering from years of unsustainable logging. Finally, we do not yet know the impact that the Earth’s changing climate will have on the health and survival of redwood forests. These challenges threaten to undo over 90 years of our conservation efforts.

Since 1918, Save the Redwoods League has led the effort to protect coast redwood and giant sequoia forests to benefit people and wildlife. Through the generosity of our members, we’ve protected hundreds of thousands of acres of irreplaceable redwood forest and restored logged land so that these forests of the future will harbor clear, fish-filled streams and diverse plants and animals. Along the way, you’ve also helped us teach new generations of caretakers about redwood forests and supported our research programs so that we can better understand how to protect these amazing places.

The Redwood Land Fund is the single most important tool Save the Redwoods League has to purchase, protect and restore threatened redwood forestland. Your generous support gives us the financial resources to compete in a complex and fast-paced real estate market, enabling us to buy, hold, restore, study and transfer properties to permanent stewards.

“Creating these sanctuaries for redwoods is a big reason we support the League,” said Greg Hind, philanthropist and businessman. “We appreciate that League has the overall grand scheme of things in mind as it queues up projects.”

Please make a generous gift today. Contributions to the Redwood Land Fund are tax-deductible, and can be made in cash or stock, through the mail, phone or our secure website, SaveTheRedwoods.org/RedwoodLandFund. Thank you for your kind support.


Researchers measure redwoods in experiments that are part of our effort to protect forests during rapid climate change. Photo by Anthony Ambrose

Redwoods and Climate Change Update

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Today, redwoods stand at a new crossroads of environmental change where rapid climatic changes and other factors threaten them in ways they have not experienced before in their long history on Earth. Our Redwoods and Climate Change Initiative research project will help us understand redwoods’ vulnerabilities to climatic changes so we can protect these forests in the future. Now Initiative scientists are studying 450 redwood saplings. Find out why, and how you can help.


Photo by Save the Redwoods League

Take Bulletin Survey, Get Chance to Win Calendar

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Summer Bulletin ’12 newsletter features the story of how you can help sustain state redwood parks on the closure list. You’ll also see a new section showing the impact of your League support and how your gifts to the League protect redwood forestland, clean water, wildlife, recreation and scenery. Tell us what you think of this edition in this short survey, and you’ll be entered in a drawing to win our exclusive 2013 redwoods calendar! Your responses will help us improve our publications. Thank you.


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