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In FY 2010: 6,000 acres protected, 15,000 plantings

Photo by Julie Martin
Photo by Julie Martin

You, our members, can be proud of all Save the Redwoods League has achieved in fiscal year 2010 thanks to your generosity: The League protected almost 6,000 acres of redwood forest and supporting landscapes and accelerated restoration of logged forests, planting more than 15,000 trees and removing 3 miles of logging roads. We also awarded nine research grants to advance understanding of redwoods and climate change and secure the species’ health for the future.

To sustain our work in the future, we inspired redwoods supporters by awarding 40 grants that helped more than 80,000 children and adults visit redwoods. These achievements would not have been possible without the essential support of our members and partners.

Thank you for making a difference. Your gifts are crucial for protecting more
of Earth’s giants from various threats, including unsustainable logging and poorly planned development.

More than 1 million acres of coast redwood forests are unprotected, and immediate opportunities remain to purchase thousands of acres to buffer giant sequoias.

With your support, we can build on our more than nine decades of conservation success. Thanks to generations of our members, we have protected more than 189,000 acres and helped develop 63 redwood parks and reserves for everybody to enjoy.

Learn more about these achievements in our 2010 annual report.

December 31, 2010, is the last day to make a 2010 donation to the League. Donate today.


Montgomery Woods Trailhead Upgrades Done

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A reserve harboring some of the world’s tallest trees is easier to find and enjoy, thanks to our members. In November 2010, Save the Redwoods League and California State Parks finished the first $340,000 phase of improvements at Montgomery Woods State Natural Reserve (pictured), including new signage, improved parking facilities, new accessible restrooms and picnic tables under the giant trees. The work resulted from an extensive environmental design and review process to make the reserve more accessible while reducing impacts to the trees, creek and the forest landscape. Learn more about the trailhead upgrades.


Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park.

Land Cleanup Protects Endangered Condors

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Cleanup of a remote property that Save the Redwoods League purchased has protected endangered California condors, thanks to our members. A helicopter recently removed 24 loads of refuse, each weighing up to 4,000 pounds, from the property acquired in 2010 for addition to Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. We had to remove building debris remaining from a 2008 forest fire because the land is habitat for young condors, which may mistakenly eat the refuse. Learn more about this project.


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