Alder Creek

Protecting an Ancient Giant Sequoia Forest in the Southern Sierra

Save the Redwoods League acquired and protected Alder Creek in December 2019, at the time the largest remaining privately owned giant sequoia forest in the world. The spectacular 530-acre property contains hundreds of ancient giant sequoias, including the Stagg Tree, the fifth-largest tree known in the world, as measured by volume. The League received more than 8,500 contributions from individuals and foundations from across the United States and 30 other countries worldwide .

In addition to giant sequoia, abundant stands of old-growth red fir, white fir, ponderosa pine, and sugar pine also grow in Alder Creek. There are meadows, wetlands, and healthy riparian corridors. The landscape contains pristine habitat that may support several imperiled species known to be in the area, including Pacific fisher, American marten, and California spotted owl, along with numerous other charismatic species such as black bear and mountain lion.

Map of Alder Creek
Map of Alder Creek. (Click to enlarge.)


Explore the links below and learn more about this rare conservation treasure:


Breathe Easy: The World’s Fifth-Largest Tree And Its Grove Are Going To Be Protected
Forbes – October 2019

Once they’re gone, they’re gone’: the fight to save the giant sequoia
The Guardian – October 2019

Piden ayuda para salvar el bosque de secuoyas gigantes privado más grande del mundo
El Mundo – October 2019

Biggest private sequoia grove to be preserved in deal with Redwoods League
San Francisco Chronicle – September 2019

World’s largest privately owned giant sequoia forest sold for $15 million
The Mercury News – September 2019

Conservation group to buy Alder Creek giant sequoia grove and world’s fifth-largest tree
Los Angeles Times – September 2019

Largest giant sequoia property to be preserved in $15.6M deal with California conservation group – September 2019

Conservation Group Buys Huge Sequoia Grove
KCBS Radio – September 2019

For Sale: America’s Largest Private Grove of Giant Sequoias
Atlas Obscura – September 2019

World’s Largest Private Sequoia Grove Set to Become Public Land
AFAR – September 2019

The world’s largest privately owned giant sequoia forest may soon be protected
Mother Nature Network – September 2019

A California conservation group wants to buy world’s largest remaining private giant sequoia forest for $15 million
CNN – September 2019

Save The Redwoods Seeks To Buy Private Giant Sequoia Forest For $15M
CBS San Francisco – September 2019

Save the Redwoods League buys world’s largest privately owned giant sequoia forest for $15 million
The Press Democrat – September 2019

World’s Largest Privately-Owned Giant Sequoia Grove Is for Sale
Smithsonian Online – September 2019

Conservation group to buy world’s largest privately held sequoia forest for $15M
Nation of Change – September 2019

The largest privately owned sequoia grove in the world is for sale
Matador Network – September 2019

This Group Wants to Buy the Largest Private Giant Sequoia Grove. You Can Help.
Inside Hook – September 2019

La plus grande forêt privée de séquoias géants bientôt protégée en Californie ?
Geo (International) – September 2019


01-08-20: Save the Redwoods League Protects Alder Creek, the “Crown Jewel” of Remaining Giant Sequoia Properties

09-17-19: Save the Redwoods League to Protect “Crown Jewel” of the Remaining Giant Sequoia Forests
For media inquiries, contact Robin Carr at (415) 766-0927 or [email protected].

Forever Forest
This project was supported by donors to Forever Forest: The Campaign for the Redwoods.

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