Dr. William J. Libby, a forest geneticist and a longtime volunteer leader for Save the Redwoods League, reflects on the highlights of his career and League service as he transitions to the role of Honorary Councilor. A cherished memory of his League tenure, among many, is traveling to a remote part of China to retrace the footsteps of the first Westerner to see a live dawn redwood.
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Permanent Protection for Dramatic Forest
About a 2½-hour drive north of San Francisco, the League’s magnificent 870-acre Stewarts Point property has taken another step forward on its conservation and restoration journey. New agreements permanently protect the redwood forest, coast and a stretch of the South Fork Gualala River. Agreements will also grant an indigenous tribe permanent access to the seaside bluffs for ceremonies and ensure a public trail will open in 2019.
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