Redwood National and State Parks are home to almost half of the world’s remaining protected ancient old-growth redwood forests. These parks also safeguard the tallest redwoods trees known to exist, imperiled salmon and trout, and rare creatures such marbled murrelets and the endangered western lily. Additionally, these ancient redwoods store more carbon per acre than any other forests on Earth.
However, despite their ecological riches and stunning beauty, these forests are far from being pristine, untouched wilderness. Approximately 80,000 of the parks’ 120,000 acres of redwood forests bear the scars of decades of industrial-scale commercial logging— some of which took place as recently as the 1990s.
Redwoods Rising is a collaboration between Save the Redwoods League, the National Park Service (external link), and California State Parks (external link) that will greatly accelerate redwood forest recovery within these parks and help protect their remaining old-growth groves.
Together, the Redwood Rising partners—and you—hold the key to the future of these forests.
Donate to help make Redwood National and State Parks a place where giants rise across the North Coast once again.
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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) 971-3991 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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- 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