The Press Democrat: DNA mapping will include Sonoma County redwoods as hedge to climate change The Mercury News: Decoding California’s redwood trees to bolster future forests San Francisco Chronicle: Genetic probe of redwoods, giant sequoias is key to restoring forests … Continued
We are so thrilled to welcome 96 new Evergreen members to the League. Evergreen members make a small monthly commitment to our redwoods so we can act quickly to acquire new properties when they become available. Thanks to our generous and passionate Board of Directors member Andy Vought, all gifts have been doubled in value with his matching gift. Thanks to Andy and the new Evergreen members, we will now have twice the resources to further our work of protecting and restoring our redwood forests and connecting people with their peace and beauty....Continued
Now that the sun is setting earlier, it’s a great time to experience the sights and sounds of the redwood forest after dark. Not a night owl? Celebrate fall with a bird watching walk or a trip to an autumn festival. Check out a sample of fall fun throughout the redwood regions.Continued
All aboard the Skunk Train on Sunday, October 22! We look forward to seeing our Redwood Leadership Circle and Redwood Legacy Circle members for a fun-filled ride through Mendocino’s stunning Noyo River Redwoods forest, which our members helped protect in 2011. If you have questions about your membership, or you would like to learn more, please contact us at 415-820-5800.Continued
The League thanks our community for responding to our call for public comments on what Giant Sequoia National Monument means to them. Comments from League supporters were counted recently among a record-breaking 2.8 million after the Trump administration ordered a review that threatens protections for 27 incredible places, including Giant Sequoia. The fate of Giant Sequoia is still unknown.Continued
Save the Redwoods League is leading pioneering research to fully sequence the coast redwood and giant sequoia genomes. The genome sequences and the screening tools developed will allow researchers to quickly assess genetic diversity in redwood forests to inform plans that restore the health and resilience of these forests as they face environmental stressors such as climate change.
With your annual membership of $19 or more, you’ll receive a year’s subscription to Redwoods, the new magazine of Save the Redwoods League....Continued
Thanks to all who joined us last night for a conifer-inspired dinner party at Lazy Bear restaurant in San Francisco. The event, generously supported by Dodge & Cox, benefited the League’s education programs, which bring more than 7,000 young people to the redwood forest annually....Continued
Save the Redwoods League is turning 100 years old in 2018! We invite you to share why you stand for the redwoods, as well as your dreams for the forest’s next 100 years. Your contributions could appear in upcoming issues of this magazine. Here’s what a few of our Redwood Legacy Circle members have to say on the eve of our Centennial....Continued
Yosemite National Park’s Mariposa Grove of Giant sequoias is expected to reopen this fall after a multiyear restoration. In addition to red giants standing higher than a 30-story building, visitors will find new, wheelchair-accessible trails and boardwalks, roads converted into hiking trails, and an interpretive display of a fallen ancient giant....Continued
T. A. Barron, a member of the Save the Redwoods League Council, is the best-selling author of over 30 novels, children’s books, and nonfiction nature books, including the Merlin Saga. He said the redwoods inspire him as an enduring symbol of conservation and are a recurring and central theme in his work....Continued
On the magnificent League-owned property called Stewarts Point, the spectacular Sonoma County Coast and the mighty redwood forests are iconic elements of California’s identity. And forever intertwined with these inspiring landscapes is the cultural richness of the Native American tribes that have lived for thousands of years along the coastal bluffs and forested waterways. Take a look at this treasured land....Continued
Fire is a natural part of the environment and benefits many forests. Prescribed fires have long been used to encourage growth of beneficial and native plant species and reduce the amount of combustible vegetation that could fuel catastrophic wildfires. Thousands of prescribed fires are carried out across the country every year, and they are integral to forest restoration and stewardship....Continued
Save the Redwoods League is leading research to fully sequence the coast redwood and giant sequoia genomes — for the first time — utilizing conifer genetic sequencing techniques unavailable until now. By the end of this five-year project, the genome sequences and the screening tools developed will allow researchers to quickly assess genetic diversity in redwood forests to inform management plans that restore the health and resilience of these forests throughout their natural ranges as they face environmental stressors such as climate change....Continued
Last winter’s intense wind and rain brought down giants throughout the redwood range, including the Pioneer Cabin Tree, an iconic “drive- through sequoia” in Calaveras Big Trees State Park. Seeing any of these towering giants fall is sad because we have so few left. But under the surface of the sadness lies a brighter, long-term scientific view....Continued
Thanks to our generous donors, California voters and the State of California Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB), Save the Redwoods League is set to complete the first phase of our Mailliard Ranch project, which protects three-quarters of this majestic property from development and subdivision. Protection of the ranch will secure the stability of the regional forest ecosystem....Continued
Save the Redwoods League thanks our community for responding to our call for public comments on what Giant Sequoia National Monument means to them. Comments from League supporters were counted among a record-breaking 2.8 million after the Trump administration ordered a review of certain national monuments....Continued
In California’s northwestern corner lies the Prairie Creek Scenic Corridor, a patchwork of public and privately held lands surrounded by Redwood National and State Parks, home of the world’s tallest trees. The League and collaborators have been working toward a vision of protecting the corridor from development, reconnecting the parks’ ancient redwood groves, restoring prime wildlife habitat and creating an innovative visitor center....Continued
Marking Latino Conservation Week, League President Sam Hodder writes about the joy he feels in sharing the spectacular redwood forest with everyone, including communities who have less opportunity to visit the outdoors. This year, a League-sponsored excursion introduced 20 young adults from the Los Angeles area to the magnificent Giant Forest in Sequoia National Park, home to five of the world’s largest trees.
Learn more about why trips like these are so important....Continued
Hiking and swimming go together like a hot meal and a cool drink — one is invigorating, the other is refreshing. Together, they make a wonderful combo. So, where are some great places to swim under the redwoods? We’ve gathered five great recommendations for you. Dive right in!
Read more on our Giant Thoughts blog....Continued
A walk among the hushed stands of 300-foot-tall ancient giants in Richardson Grove State Park is a sensory journey back in time. Many of the trees are more than 1,000 years old, and among the world’s tallest. Save the Redwoods League recently protected Twin Trees forest, which buffers this jewel of a park. The Toumey Trail will lead you through magical Richardson Grove and Twin Trees.Continued