Help Secure Matching Funds to Protect Calaveras Sequoias

Photo by smadness, Flickr Creative Commons
Photo by smadness, Flickr Creative Commons

Thanks to our members, Save the Redwoods League has almost qualified for an anonymous donor’s $150,000 in matching funds that will help buffer the amazing giant sequoias of Calaveras Big Trees State Park. Help us qualify by May 24; we’re almost there!

Bordering the park, the Beaver Creek property is a 320-acre ridgeline forest on the western slope of the Sierra Nevada mountains. The property is home to ponderosa pines, Douglas-firs, cedars and 226-foot-tall, 6 1/2-foot-wide giant sequoia. Wildlife is abundant in the area; the forest provides excellent California mountain lion habitat and the endangered spotted owl has been observed nearby. It’s also part of the vital Stanislaus River watershed.

If you make a gift now, an anonymous donor will match your gift up to $150,000. Because of the matching gift, your generosity will have double the impact on the forests you love!

We are not just protecting a threatened property for today; Beaver Creek is perfect as a future sanctuary for many more giant sequoias. This is a high-altitude forest, 5,000 feet above sea level. Scientists predict that these trees may need to move to higher ground to find the moisture they need to thrive during rapid climate change. The land you’ll help purchase can give them the space they need to survive for generations to come.

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