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New Law to Benefit State Parks on Closure List

Photo by vrkrebs, Flickr Creative Commons
Photo by vrkrebs, Flickr Creative Commons

A new California law allows nonprofit organizations to help operate state parks that might otherwise close because of budget cuts. Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 42 this month. The law could help 14 state redwood parks slated to close by July 1, 2012. Meanwhile, Save the Redwoods League is developing plans to help state redwood parks. Also, the National Parks service will keep two redwood parks on the closure list open.

Service Decreased at 8 State Redwood Parks


Service reductions at eight California state redwood parks are in effect because of the state’s budget crisis, but service at dozens of other redwood parks remains unchanged. Service is subject to change; check each park’s webpage for details. Many of the most popular and iconic redwood parks remain open, from Jedediah Smith in the north, to Julia Pfeiffer Burns in the south and Calaveras in the Sierra Nevada. At the League, we are determining how we can best be part of a solution. See service reduction details, and learn how you can help.

New Redwoods Video: See League scientists in SP Taylor State Park


A new video, “California’s Redwood State Parks, Nature’s Cathedrals,” features two scientists of the Save the Redwoods League Redwoods and Climate Change Initiative. Learn more about this video.

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