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.
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Partners & Supporters
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.
Redwoods Rising is one of the flagship projects of Forever Forest: The Campaign for the Redwoods, a comprehensive campaign launched by Save the Redwoods League in January 2020 to garner support for the organization’s ambitious vision for the next century of redwoods conservation. The League’s goal is to raise $120 million by 2022 to fund the first years of this centennial vision, which includes protecting entire landscapes through large-scale, strategic land acquisitions; restoring young redwood forests to become the old-growth forests of the future; and connecting all people with the beauty and power of the redwoods through transformational park experiences.
In addition to support by the Forever Forests Campaign, Redwoods Rising is being made possible by generous gifts from League Councilor John Scharffenberger, the Elizabeth R. and William J. Patterson Foundation, the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, and Oracle. Our collaboration is also supported by public grants from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), National Park Service, California State Coastal Conservancy, and Wildlife Conservation Board.
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.
Learn more about this project
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