League Announcement

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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Coast Redwood Science Symposium 2016. Photo of Redwood National Park by Michael Schweppe, Wikimedia Commons

Semi-Decadal Scientific Symposium Focuses on Iconic Coast Redwood Forest

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Coast Redwood Science Symposium 2016, hosted by the University of California. The three-day symposium will include general session speakers, concurrent presentations, poster presentations, a reception, and field trip opportunities to view current issues in redwood forest management on California’s North Coast.

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Westfall Ranch is protected from commercial logging and development. Photo by Mike Shoys.

League Purchases Westfall Ranch

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Today, the League announced it purchased the scenic 77-acre Westfall Ranch to buffer Headwaters Forest Reserve south of Eureka, California. The League purchased the $1.1 million property from Andy and Sandy Westfall, preventing other potential owners from developing, subdividing or commercially logging the land. More than 3,000 League members donated to this project. Learn more about Westfall Ranch.

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League donors’ gifts forever protect Westfall Ranch’s beautiful forest and meadows, which buffer Headwaters Forest Reserve, home of an ancient redwood forest. Photo by Mike Shoys

Save the Redwoods League Purchases Westfall Ranch to Buffer Headwaters Forest Reserve, Restore Elk River, Create New Trails

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Save the Redwoods League today announced that it purchased the scenic 77-acre Westfall Ranch to buffer Headwaters Forest Reserve south of Eureka, California. The League purchased the $1.1 million property from Andy and Sandy Westfall, preventing other potential owners from developing, subdividing or commercially logging the land. More than 3,000 League members donated to this project.

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Usal coast. Kenneth and Gabrielle Adelman

New 2.3 Mile Addition to #LostCoast Trail Offers First Public Access in 100 Years

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The spectacular #LostCoast hiking trail, the longest roadless stretch of land in 48 contiguous states, will grow by 2.3 miles to 60 miles at its southern end in Mendocino County when new the Peter Douglas trail opens. Douglas was the former Executive Director of the California Coastal Commission for 26 years and co-authored the Coastal Act. This year is the 40th anniversary of the California Coastal Act of 1976.

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Justin Faggioli is Save the Redwoods League Board of Directors Secretary.

Save the Redwoods League Elects Justin Faggioli as Board of Directors Chair, Re-Elects Samuel M. Livermore as Vice Chair

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Save the Redwoods League, the only nonprofit organization in the world dedicated to protecting redwood forests throughout their natural range, today announced the election of Justin Faggioli, Samuel M. Livermore, C. Blake Williams and Andy Vought as officers to its Board of Directors. Board members Faggioli, Livermore and Vought have been elected chair, vice chair and secretary, respectively, while incoming Board member Williams has been elected Treasurer. William Croft and Wendy Hayward are also joining the Board, bringing extensive executive and philanthropic experience to the League.

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Many of the most magnificent redwood parks and reserves you and generations of Americans have enjoyed, including Redwood National Park pictured above, have been partially funded by the Land and Water Conservation Fund. Photo by David Baselt, redwoodhikes.com

Tell Congress You Support Conservation Fund

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For 50 years, LWCF has provided critical funding for land and water conservation projects, outdoor recreation access and the continued preservation of our nation’s historic, cultural and iconic landmarks.

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Cotoni Coast Dairies

Conservation Groups Applaud California Coastal National Monument Expansion Act

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San Francisco and Monterey Bay Area community leaders and conservation groups praise legislation introduced today by U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer along with Senator Diane Feinstein to bring national monument designation to Cotoni-Coast Dairies in Santa Cruz County and five other federally-owned lands along the California coast.

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A generous bequest resulted in the League's support of the new visitor center at Calaveras Big Trees State Park. You can plan a trip to this redwood park.

Members’ Generosity Helps Open New Calaveras Visitor Center

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Now James and Carmen Hickling’s love for Calaveras Big Trees lives on through a generous bequest, which supported construction of the park’s new visitor center. The center hosted a grand opening last Memorial Day. This new center honors the legacy of those who preserved these groves in the past, and tells the story of the giant sequoias.

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Young students (like the one above with Sam Hodder, League President and CEO) joined the League and other organizations at last spring's BioBlitz to inventory plant and animal species in Muir Woods National Monument. Your gifts support such League projects to introduce new generations to the wonder of the redwoods, improving their health and well-being as they learn about the forest. Photo by Tonatiuh Trejo-Cantwell

Introducing the Nature-Deprived to the Forest

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Your generous gifts make it possible for youths to experience the wonder of redwoods, enriching their lives and their health, and fostering the conservationists of tomorrow. Your new League Summer Bulletin shows how our new programs are helping to counter the trend of Americans’ detachment from nature.

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Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park offers recreation among a diverse landscape of beautiful forests, meadows and lush stream canyons. Photo by Jim Bahn, Flickr Creative Commons.

Trip Ideas, Father’s Day Ecards

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You can take your dad to the redwoods on Father’s Day this Sunday, June 15. In honor of dads, Roaring Camp Railroad in Felton will host a special barbecue and steam train ride through the towering redwood forest of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park is nearby for a post-ride hike.

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