Creating a bright future for formerly logged forests
Redwoods Rising is an ambitious, landscape-scale project to restore areas damaged by historical logging in the globally significant forests of Redwood National and State Parks. These parks are home to almost half of the world’s remaining protected old-growth redwood forests, which store more carbon per acre than any other forests on Earth. They also safeguard imperiled salmon and trout, and rare creatures such marbled murrelets and the endangered western lily.
However, despite their ecological riches and stunning beauty, these forests are far from pristine. Approximately two-thirds of the parks’ 120,000 acres of redwoods bear the scars of industrial-scale commercial logging—some of which took place as recently as the 1990s. Logging not only took away huge, old trees. It also left behind heavily damaged streams and hundreds of miles of old, failing roads and stream crossings.
These forests will not recover on their own in the foreseeable future. We must help.
Redwoods Rising unites Save the Redwoods League, California State Parks, and the National Park Service to restore these previously logged forests, protect the parks’ remaining old growth, and ensure the long-term health of these magnificent trees and all the plants, animals, and people who depend on them. Together with redwood enthusiasts, park visitors, local communities, and Tribes, we will bring back the vibrant forests of redwood giants that once blanketed these lands.
Learn more about this project
- Redwoods Rising Marks First Five Years of Healing an Iconic Landscape
- Redwoods Rising Restoration of More Than 70,000 Acres Begins Across Northern California Redwood Forests, Providing Regional Jobs
- Redwoods Rising Student Apprentices Help Restore Redwood National and State Parks
- Save the Redwoods League, National Park Service, and California State Parks Launch Historic Forest Restoration Program, “Redwoods Rising,” on Fri, April 27
- Save the Redwoods League, National Park Service and California State Parks Unite to Bring Back Ancient Redwood Forest on the North Coast of California
To find out more about Redwoods Rising or to schedule an interview with any of the League’s experts, please contact Robin Carr at (415) 766-0927 or [email protected].
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Partners & Supporters
Redwoods Rising is a collaboration between Save the Redwoods League, the National Park Service, and California State Parks that will greatly accelerate redwood forest recovery within these parks and help protect their remaining old-growth groves.
Redwoods Rising is supported by Save the Redwoods League as well as generous gifts from League Councilor John Scharffenberger, the Elizabeth R. and William J. Patterson Foundation, the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, Cotyledon Fund, and Oracle.
Our collaboration is also supported by public grants from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection’s Forest Health Program as part of the California Climate Investments Program, National Park Service, California State Coastal Conservancy, and Wildlife Conservation Board.