California Leader Champions Forests

John Laird, California Secretary for Natural Resources, recalls when redwoods first became significant in his life. He grew up as the son of teachers in Vallejo, and his family would often visit his maternal grandparents in the North Bay.

Learn how Laird’s early days were the foundation of his commitment to conservation.


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Lend a Hand with Earth Day Projects

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You can make a difference as a volunteer to help spruce up three magnificent redwood state parks on Saturday, April 16, at the California State Parks Foundation 18th Annual Earth Day Event. Your help is needed to clear invasive vegetation, repair storm-damaged trails, and more. The three redwood parks are Jack London State Historic Park, Sinkyone Wilderness State Park and Sonoma Coast State Park, among 24 other participating California state parks.

Learn more and register today.

Celebrating the NPS Centennial in the Redwoods

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Over the weekend, the League celebrated the centennial anniversary of the National Park Service at our Orick Mill Site property near Redwood National and State Parks. It was a momentous event, and I was honored to speak to the attendees about the significance of the moment. For those who weren’t able to be there, I’ll take the opportunity to share my remarks, and some photos, here.

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