Projects

Pfeiffer Falls Trail walkway

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After being badly damaged in the July 2008 Basin Complex Fire, the Pfeiffer Falls Trail reopened in June 2021 for hiking, better than ever before.

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Photo by Jon Parmentier

Redwoods Rising

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Together with our conservation partners, we are taking action to put the redwood homeland back on the path to vibrance and vitality. We call this collaboration Redwoods Rising, and we are focusing our efforts in and around Redwood National and State Parks. We will acquire land near established parks, connect preserves, heal damaged forests, and expand opportunities for visitors to the redwoods. We have the opportunity to create the redwood forest of the future, a forest of giants rising from the coastal mists of the historic range of Sequoia sempervirens.

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Aerial view of Mailliard Ranch

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Home to the largest coast redwood forest still in private family hands, Mailliard Ranch is a 14,838-acre undivided property near Boonville, California, in southern Mendocino. This expansive landscape features sweeping meadowlands, crystal-clear streams, and mountains and canyons blanketed by lush redwood forest, mixed-conifer groves, and oak woodlands.

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Two women in colorful clothing cross a bridge in the redwoods.

The Redwood Parks Fund

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“As we emerge from wave after wave of challenges in this unprecedented year, we have the opportunity to reimagine—and rebuild—our redwood parks, and help them to help us heal. This is the moment for redwood parks.” Sam Hodder, President and Continued

Second-growth redwood stands on Andersonia West property.

Andersonia West

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A Key Habitat Corridor Along Mendocino’s Lost Coast, Protected Safeguarding hundreds of acres of old-growth coast redwoods and habitat for imperiled species.

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Cascade Creek

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Protection of this 564-acre property is crucial—not just for the rich natural assets of the property, but also for the biodiversity and ecological health of lands from the Santa Cruz Mountains to the Pacific Ocean.

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Giant sequoia on Alder Creek. Photo by Max Forster, Save the Redwoods League

Alder Creek

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Following a successful four-month fundraising that drew support from around the globe, Save the Redwoods League in December 2019 announced its purchase of Alder Creek, the largest remaining privately owned giant sequoia forest in the world.

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Photo by  William K. Matthias

San Vicente Redwoods

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San Vicente Redwoods is the keystone property in the Santa Cruz Mountains, partly because of its 90 ancient redwoods, but mostly because of its sheer size of 8,500 acres.

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Sequoia National Park

Redwood Genome Project

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The Redwood Genome Project is a five-year effort that will sequence the coast redwood and giant sequoia genomes and develop tools to assess genetic diversity.

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Three people hiking in the redwoods

Land and Water Conservation Fund

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The LWCF is now permanently reauthorized but still needs funding. It is up to each of us to let our Members of Congress know that access to public lands is an American value that must be protected.

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An ancient redwood in the Grove of Titans. Photo by Max Forster

Grove of Titans

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California State Parks, Save the Redwoods League, National Park Service, and Redwood Parks Conservancy partner to protect and to improve visitor access to the Grove of Titans in Jedediah Smith Redwoods, home to some of the world’s largest coast redwoods.

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Waterfall at Portola Redwoods State Park. Photo by Patricia VanEyll

Prop 3, The Water Supply and Water Quality Act of 2018

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Voters Reject Prop 3, California Water Bond The California Water Bond was an $8.9 billion citizens initiative water bond placed on the November 2018 ballot, which would have invested in the state’s water infrastructure, funding projects to ensure safe drinking Continued

Prop 6 – SB1 Gas Tax Repeal

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California Voters Confirmed We Need the Gas Tax Prop 6, the Gas Tax Repeal, was rejected by 55% of voters on the November 2018 ballot. What does the gas tax have to do with conservation or redwoods? As it turns Continued

Marbled murrelet is listed as "Endangered." Photo by Tim Lenz, Flickr Creative Commons

The Endangered Species Act

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The Endangered Species Act was signed into law in 1973, and is a bedrock statute in land protection and conservation. The intention of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) is to prevent wildlife species extinction, help imperiled species recover, and support Continued