Creating Parks and Reserves
With our donors’ support, Save the Redwoods League has protected nearly 200,000 acres (the size of 16 Manhattan islands) and helped develop dozens of redwood parks and reserves for everybody to enjoy.
The League has helped develop dozens of redwood parks and reserves. Photo by Paolo Vescia.
For those who have had the chance to stand in a redwood grove, there are few life experiences that match it. Even if you have only ever seen a photo of the few ancient redwood forests left – and most of us have – it’s hard to imagine life on our planet without these awesome and majestic places. We can all agree that there are some places on Earth that are so special that they are worth saving.
Save the Redwoods League was established in 1918 because these magical places were being logged, and we faced the risk of losing them forever. Today, there are still ancient redwoods slated for cutting that need to be protected. Redwood lands already protected in state and national parks also face threats such as devastating government budget cuts. These cuts close parks, leaving no personnel to protect redwoods from threats such as illegal logging and pollution from marijuana cultivation. Some of these lands are still struggling to recover from years of past damage and neglect.
To thrive, protected forests also depend on the health of nearby land, much of which is privately owned, including by commercial timber companies. Finally, we do not yet know the impact that the Earth’s changing climate will have on the size, strength and survival of redwood trees and forests.
Save the Redwoods League is the only organization with the type of comprehensive approach needed to ensure that forests that take one thousand years to grow will be here for another thousand years.
With our members’ and partners’ support, Save the Redwoods League has protected nearly 200,000 acres (the size of 16 Manhattan islands) and helped develop dozens of redwood parks and reserves for everybody to enjoy.
Our members’ donations help us create redwood parks and reserves by allowing us to purchase forests and the landscapes that nurture them from willing sellers. We donate or sell this land to caretakers such as other nonprofit organizations. If necessary, we care for the land we purchase until another organization can purchase or care for it.
Help us save more redwood forests. You can make your gift in memory or honor of an individual or organization.