Nestled along the Sonoma County coast, the Stewarts Point Ranch property is blanketed with redwood and Douglas-fir forest, with a fringe of beautiful grasslands along its half-mile of coastline. Steelhead swim in the sparkling South Fork of the Gualala River, which runs the length of the eastern border.
Thousands of Save the Redwoods members like you pitched in to protect the Big River-Mendocino Old-Growth Redwoods from logging and development, allowing the League to purchase the property by the March deadline! Learn more.
This extraordinary tree was under Save the Redwoods’ protection in California’s Stanislaus National Forest until 2022, when this land was transferred to the Mother Lode Land Trust for long-term stewardship. Before then, rancher JW Martin Sr. protected the tree until donating it and the surrounding three acres in 1978 to The Nature Conservancy. The Nature Conservancy conveyed it and the surrounding buffering land to the League in 1987.
In 2011, you helped us buy Noyo River Redwoods, a magical ancient forest you can see only by the historic Skunk Train. Recently you came to the rescue again. Your gifts helped to repair acollapsed railroad tunnel that shut down the train’s famous Redwood Route last April. Full train service—from Willits to Northspur and from Fort Bragg to Northspur—has been restored.
You helped protect an important parcel of giant sequoia forestland that was recently transferred to the US Forest Service. Your support helped save this property from development, protecting a critical water source for wildlife and the forest, homes for animals and the amazing trees in the surrounding Giant Sequoia National Monument.
Just a few hours north of San Francisco in northern Mendocino County lies a special place for redwoods, wildlife and American Indians. Known as Four Corners, this 164-acre parcel is covered with beautiful redwoods and offers a home to threatened wildlife. For more than a thousand years, this land has been the meeting place for native and non-native local residents. With your gifts, Save the Redwoods League has protected and donated the property to descendants of the land’s original inhabitants.
In Humboldt Redwoods State Park near the town of Pepperwood is a swath of ancient redwoods so dense that it seems impenetrable. Abundant fog nurtures the lush ferns and sorrel that cover the ground. The Eel River runs turquoise nearby. A visit to the magical redwoods now protected in this park inspired our founders to establish Save the Redwoods League in 1918. The League has been protecting this park’s forest piece by piece since 1921 in more than 300 transactions, safeguarding an area that today is the size of four Manhattan islands. Last month, we purchased another piece near this incredible ancient grove for later donation to the park.
The good news is that the redwood forest in Jed Smith has been protected since 1929. The bad news is that unless we take care of the land and waterways around this park, Stout Grove and other parts of the park will suffer. The Mill Creek property just south of the park should protect the rivers and streams that nurture Stout Grove and keep it healthy.