The health of our land and forests is connected. In the same way that pollution upstream will flow down and effect the water of a town hundreds of miles away, what happens in one forest can have a direct effect on the health and survival of another.


One year after decommissioning, native plants have grown on a former logging road at Headwaters Forest Reserve. Redwood seedlings were planted as part of the restoration. Photo by Humboldt State University.

Restoring the Forest to Benefit Wildlife, People, Climate

Protecting the redwood forest isn’t just about preservation — it’s also about restoration. Save the Redwoods League helps restore habitat for wildlife that depends on ancient forests. With your gifts, we also speed development of tomorrow’s beautiful old-growth groves. These groves will help mitigate climate-changing greenhouse gases, and they’ll provide clean water for people and animals.

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Hare Creek rushes past redwoods in Limekiln State Park. League donors’ support recently helped replace a bridge reconnecting the camping area to all of the park’s trails. © Russ Bishop, Alamy Stock Photo

Work Showcases Limekiln, a Big Sur Treasure

Building upon our founders’ dream of protecting and enhancing redwood parks, the League is now engaged in a wide range of activities — from saving threatened redwood landscapes and restoring forests, to upgrading park amenities, expanding education and interpretative programs, and finding new ways to benefit parks and visitors. One such project is under way at Limekiln State Park. Learn more about this project.

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Neal Youngblood - Geologist at Redwood National Park.

Neal Youngblood: Restoring Landscapes One Road at a Time

If anything is lacking in Neal Youngblood’s life, it isn’t a professional challenge. As a geologist for Redwood National Park, Youngblood supervises logging road retirement. In terms of restoration of the region’s essential natural systems, there is no job that … Continued

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Rick Sermon is helping to restore Mill Creek forest. Photo by Mark Bult

Rick Sermon: Forest Restoration Starts in Heart, Nursery

It had always been Rick Sermon’s dream to bring the joy of a greenhouse and nursery to his workplace. Sermon saved that task for just before his retirement. Before that, he had one last thing to take care of as … Continued

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Photo by Paolo Vescia

Shady Dell: Creating a Trail in Paradise

Your generous gifts enabled Save the Redwoods League to purchase Shady Dell and plan its restoration. Now we’re working to open its wonders to you. But first Shady Dell needs work. Logging in the 1800s, 1950s and 1980s damaged this landscape. Before logging, this land embraced giant redwoods, clear streams and diverse, native plants and animals, including now-imperiled salmon, northern spotted owls and birds called marbled murrelets. These animals depend on ancient forest habitat. Our vision is to help restore the forest features they need. Learn more about the restoration efforts at Shady Dell.

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You can help new generations experience the wonder of Big Sur's most popular route to the redwoods, the Pfeiffer Falls Trail, which was closed after a devastating 2008 fire. Photo by David Baselt

You Can Help Rebuild a Favorite Trail

Your thoughtful support enabled Save the Redwoods League to help create a temporary trail to beautiful Pfeiffer Falls in Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park after a fire cut off visitors from that popular destination. We still need your gifts to rebuild the permanent trail through the ancient forest. Learn more, do your part.

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Bringing Back the Big Trees

A recent discovery has been making headlines around the world: Trees don’t grow more slowly as they get older as was previously assumed. Rather, the older the tree, the faster it bulks up! This rapid growth in old age is … Continued

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You can help remove this pavement to return this site to the surrounding forest. Photo by Paolo Vescia

You Can Start the Restoration

Your gifts have been essential in our process of purchasing and protecting from further development the Orick Mill Site, which includes 45 acres of pavement in the heart of ancient redwood habitat (pictured). You can help remove this pavement to return this site to the surrounding forest. We must raise the restoration funds by December 15 from visionary members like you so we can start work in January. Please donate today.

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Your support enabled repair of this seasonal bridge, which allows visitors to reach campsites, parking and trails at Standish-Hickey State Park.

Your Support Returned a Bridge to the Redwoods

Thanks to your gifts, California State Parks reinstalled a seasonal bridge across the Eel River, restoring visitor access for the first time in three years to 61 stunning redwoods campsites at Standish-Hickey State Recreation Area (external link). The bridge also allows access to the giant Standish tree, miles of forest trails, a sparkling swimming hole and day-use parking. The bridge and campground are open, so go enjoy the magnificent redwoods at Standish-Hickey and know that you made a difference here. Thank you!

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Cape Vizcaino shelters old-growth redwood forest, grasslands, chaparral and beautiful, rugged coastline.

Protecting Wildlife and Redwoods at Cape Vizcaino

Restoration efforts are underway at remote and wild Cape Vizcaino, a property in Mendocino County sheltering old-growth redwood forest, grasslands, chaparral and beautiful, rugged coastline. The forest here was formerly managed for logging and ranching. Now, guided by an ecologically-minded forest management plan, the League and our partners are poised to begin healing this land. Learn more about the restoration efforts at Cape Vizcaino.

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