Calaveras Big Trees State Park. Photo by Julie Martin

Calaveras Big Trees State Park Visitor Center


As the story goes, in 1852 a hunter wounded a grizzly and chased it into a forest, only to find trees that were three times bigger than any he’d ever seen before. When he returned to civilization, the hunter spread …

The Four Corners property is covered with redwoods.

Four Corners Property


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.

Our recent purchase of land off the Avenue of the Giants protects the view near the ancient redwoods around Pepperwood (pictured). Photo by Howard King

Pepperwood Redwoods


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.

With your support, we are restoring the former logging site, Mill Creek. This forest has a lot of problems such as crumbling roads, which could cause catastrophic landslides that harm threatened salmon. Photo by Evan Johnson

Mill Creek Restoration


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.

Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park.

Alta Vista Redwoods


Cleanup of a remote property that Save the Redwoods League purchased has protected endangered California condors, thanks to our members.

Beaver Creek sequoia.

Beaver Creek


Thanks to our members, Save the Redwoods League has purchased the Beaver Creek property, 320 acres of forestland that buffer the amazing giant sequoias of Calaveras Big Trees State Park!