League Thanks Hartley for 15 Years of Service

Ruskin K. Hartley at the 2011 Noyo River Redwoods Celebration. Photo by Paolo Vescia
Ruskin K. Hartley at the 2011 Noyo River Redwoods Celebration. Photo by Paolo Vescia

The League has accepted Executive Director Ruskin K. Hartley’s resignation. After 15 years of service, Hartley feels it is time for new challenges. Hartley was instrumental in launching the League’s Redwoods and Climate Change Initiative, bringing the Master Plan for the Redwoods to the fore, and helping the League address the California State Parks funding and closure crisis. Our Board of Directors has appointed Harry Pollack Chief Operating Officer during the search for a new Executive Director.


How Your Seedling Gifts Help Heal Forest

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Photo by Mark Bult Thanks to your gifts through the seedling planting program, more than 2,000 redwoods and 2,600 Douglas-firs have been planted in the last two years to restore logged forests in and around Humboldt Redwoods State Park. Ancient Continued

National Geographic Features League Research

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National Geographic magazine’s December cover story includes the remarkable findings of League scientists who are studying how redwoods can survive sweeping environmental changes. The feature includes incredible photos, such as a portrait of a 3,200-year-old giant sequoia.