40 Acres of Redwoods Purchased in Big Sur

Photo by Save the Redwoods League
Photo by Save the Redwoods League

Thanks to our generous members, Save the Redwoods League on April 15, 2010, bought a never-harvested 40-acre redwood property in a steep canyon surrounded by Los Padres National Forest.

The south fork of Prewitt Creek flows through this property and another parcel that Save the Redwoods League recently transferred to Los Padres. Both lands afford spectacular ocean views.

Protecting redwoods in this southernmost extent of their range is especially important because they may be uniquely adapted to heat and drought and may contain genetic information that is unique to their species. It is also important to protect redwood forest in this area because it is home to numerous imperiled species, including the spotted owl, California red-legged frog and the peregrine falcon.

The League will remove a cabin on the property, restore the land to its natural state and is slated to transfer the parcel to the National Forest in September 2010.

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