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Residual old-growth redwoods rise above a second-growth stand in Redwood National and State Parks. Photo by Mike Shoys

Redwoods Rising Restoration of More Than 70,000 Acres Begins Across Northern California Redwood Forests, Providing Regional Jobs

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Save the Redwoods League, the National Park Service and California State Parks today announced the next steps in on-the-ground restoration work by Redwoods Rising, a large-scale forest restoration partnership underway in Redwood National and State Parks (RNSP). Beginning next week, Redwoods Rising crews will work in two watersheds within the park boundaries—representing a significant milestone for this long-term forest health initiative and bringing forestry jobs to this northern California region.

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New 2020 Redwoods Rising apprentices pose for a picture at their first field outing.

Building a Conservation Workforce As We Restore Young Forests

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A new bill authored by Senator Maria Elena Durazo, SB 1296––titled the Nature & Parks Career Pathway and Community Resiliency Act––seeks to build jobs in the natural resource field by focusing on job creation and training in working class communities and communities of color.

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Research from Save the Redwoods League and Humboldt State University Confirms Significant Role of Redwood Forests in California’s Climate Fight

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Policymakers in California and all over the world are exploring the potential of natural solutions to the climate change crisis, particularly the role forests play in storing carbon in their wood as they grow. Recent findings bolster research confirming massive carbon storage in old-growth redwood forests and potential of younger, previously logged forests.

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Dr. Kristen Shive, Director of Science, Save the Redwoods League. Richard Campbell, Director of Restoration, Save the Redwoods League.

Save the Redwoods League Names Two New Leaders

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Contacts: Robin Carr, Landis Communications Phone: (415) 971-3991 | Email: redwoods@landispr.com   Download the full press release SAN FRANCISCO (July 10, 2019) – Save the Redwoods League, the 100-year-old organization devoted to the protection of California’s iconic coast redwoods and Continued

Photo by Paolo Vescia, Save the Redwoods League

Save the Redwoods League Hires Two New Directors

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– Save the Redwoods League, one of America’s first conservation organizations, announced the hiring of two new key staff positions, Becky Bremser as Director of Land Protection and Jessica Carter as Director of Parks and Public Engagement.

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October 2018 proclaimed California Redwoods Month by Gov. Brown.

Governor Jerry Brown Declares October California Redwoods Month

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California Governor Jerry Brown has issued a proclamation declaring October 2018 “California Redwoods Month.” The announcement honors California’s state trees, the iconic coast redwood and giant sequoia, during the centennial year of Save the Redwoods League.

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The PORTS program connects students to their state parks through videos and interviews with a park ranger. Photo courtesy of California State Parks.

Save the Redwoods League and California State Parks Bring the Giant Sequoia Forests of California into Classrooms Worldwide

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Save the Redwoods League and California State Parks have launched a new digital field trip that explores the challenges, including wildfires, facing our giant sequoia forests. Giant sequoia, the largest living trees on Earth, are found only in California’s Sierra Nevada. Their massive size, singular beauty, and rarity have made them living icons of the natural world and subjects of global fascination. The new giant sequoia program will air live through the Parks Online Resources for Teachers and Students program (PORTS).

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Butano State Park. Photo by Julie Martin

Save the Redwoods League Launches Genome Project

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University of California, Davis, John Hopkins University and Save the Redwoods League today announced an ambitious plan to fully sequence the coast redwood and giant sequoia genomes — for the first time — utilizing conifer genetic sequencing techniques unavailable until now.

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The League’s recent transfer of the Berry Glen Trail Connection property to Redwood National Park provides a significant portion of the limited habitat used by herds of Roosevelt elks, which draw thousands of tourists and photographers each year. Photo by Paolo Vescia

League Transfers Key Hiking Junction and Wildlife Habitat to Redwood National Park

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Today, the League transferred the 5.9-acre Berry Glen Trail Connection property to Redwood National Park (RNP), securing crucial wildlife habitat and important trail connections into the park’s two largest ancient redwood groves. The transfer is a significant step forward in protecting lands in the Prairie Creek Scenic Corridor, a long and narrow stretch of privately held lands surrounded by park lands. Learn more about this important transfer.

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Grizzly Creek State Park. © 2010, California State Parks. Photo by Brian Baer

California Park Organizations Invite You to Skip the Lines and Go Green on Black Friday

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Save the Redwoods League, California State Parks and the California State Parks Foundation have collaborated to create #GreenFriday, a new Thanksgiving tradition that promotes the enjoyment and appreciation of California’s magnificent state parks. Thanks to the support of members and donors from Save the Redwoods League and the California State Park Foundation, more than 13,000 free vehicle day-use passes will be available to visitors for use at one of the 116 participating state parks. The passes will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis and cover day-use admission and parking fees. Learn more and get your pass today!

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