Donors Secure a New Gateway to Giants; Visit This Forest: Butano State Park; Supporter Spotlight: Joseph Haas; League in the News; Giant Thoughts Blog
Save the Redwoods League Redwood Matters
March 2016

Donors Secure a New Gateway to Giants

Photo by Bob Wick

Gifts from League members like you recently helped protect a dramatically beautiful gateway to an extraordinary kingdom of ancient giant sequoias on Case Mountain. Save the Redwoods League and partners have purchased and transferred a part of this gateway called Craig Ranch to the Bureau of Land Management.

Learn more about Craig Ranch.

Visit This Forest:

Butano State Park

Photo by Miguel Vieira, Flickr Creative Commons

South of San Francisco, halfway between Half Moon Bay and Santa Cruz, Butano State Park surprises almost every first-time visitor. A short drive from beaches along Highway 1, you’ll find yourself awed by mossy Douglas-firs, bigleaf maples, sword ferns and, through April, blooming calypso orchids. The redwoods are mostly second growth, but careful explorers can find some ancient ones, too.

Find out what to see and do at Butano.

Now Online: Winter Bulletin ’16

In our flagship newsletter, see how we're going big to protect the largest remaining family-owned redwood forest. Learn about our new trail through Shady Dell, home of the amazing, candelabra-shaped redwoods. And read the latest on our plans for a new visitor center at Redwood National and State Parks. Your feedback is important: Tell us what you think of this newsletter in this short survey, and you’ll get a chance to win an exclusive redwoods 2016 calendar.

Take the survey today.

Supporter Spotlight:

Boy Scout Orchestrates Amazing Park Project

Not many high school sophomores can say they’ve orchestrated major infrastructure improvements on public land — but Joseph Haas can. At age 14, Joseph (now 15) spearheaded the installation of four sturdy new bridges at a California redwoods state park.

Find out how Joseph did it.

Hot Topics in Our Blog

Student Perspectives: Give Your Future Kids a Place in Nature
by Save the Redwoods League

I haven’t swum along the Great Barrier Reef or trekked through the Amazon Rainforest. I haven’t looked up towards the Aurora Borealis or looked down at the enormity of Victoria Falls. What I have seen, and what I’m lucky to have seen, are redwood forests stretching far and reaching tall.

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Taking Action on Cultural Relevancy and Inclusion
by Teresa Baker

What I hoped to gain from the recent Cultural Relevancy and Inclusion in Outdoor Organizations convening was a sense of togetherness on a topic that very few outdoor organizations and foundations are addressing in action. It is a complicated topic to wrap one’s brain around in reaching an action plan, I get it, but what is at stake is a country that will be majority people of color in 20 years, and if people of color are not developing relationships with the land now, we certainly won’t care about saving the redwoods or protecting endangered species as we grow into a majority status.

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Teresa Baker at the Cultural Relevancy and Inclusion in Outdoor Organizations convening in 2016.
Westfall Ranch: Enhancing the Ancient Headwaters Forest
by Sam Hodder

In the scenic redwoods country near Eureka, California, lies Headwaters Forest Reserve. You might remember Headwaters as the subject of a very contentious, very public, decade-long struggle in the 1990s to protect ancient redwoods from continued logging. When you walk among its massive, moss-draped giants, it’s easy to see why so many people fought so hard for their preservation.

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Westfall Ranch’s 77 acres include a stunning second-growth redwood forest.

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