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Alder Creek

Protecting the ‘Crown Jewel’ of Remaining Giant Sequoia Forests

Save the Redwoods League has announced its opportunity to purchase Alder Creek, the largest remaining privately owned giant sequoia forest in the world. The spectacular 530-acre Alder Creek property contains hundreds of ancient giant sequoia, 483 of which have a diameter of six feet or larger, including the Stagg Tree, the fifth-largest tree known in the world.

“Alder Creek is the most consequential giant sequoia conservation project of our lifetime. It’s the largest remaining giant sequoia property in private ownership, and a globally unique and extraordinarily beautiful landscape,” said Sam Hodder, president and CEO of Save the Redwoods League. “To fully protect this remarkable grove forever, we will need the public’s help in raising the required funds by December 31, 2019. “

Along with the giant sequoia, Alder Creek contains abundant stands of old-growth red fir, white fir, ponderosa pine, and sugar pine. 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, including black bear and mountain lion.

Explore this section and learn more about this rare opportunity to protect an irreplaceable treasure.


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

‘Una vez que se han ido, se han ido’: la lucha para salvar a una Secuoya gigante
PorEsto! – 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


Save the Redwoods League to Protect “Crown Jewel” of the Remaining Giant Sequoia Forests
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Gifts of any amount make a difference in reaching the goal of $15.65 million. In recognition of gifts of $25,000 or more, Save the Redwoods League is pleased to designate a giant sequoia tree at Alder Creek in your name or that of a loved one. For more information, please contact Georgia Young, Director of Major Gifts, at or (415)820-5849.

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