Redwood Matters

Help the kids in your life learn about redwoods and get the chance to win fantastic prizes. Photo by Annie Burke

Enter Free, Online Contest for Kids in Grades K-5

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Five fun activities await the young readers in your life who enter our free online Reading the Redwoods contest. With them, you can discover stories of adventure, mystery and friendship. Everyone who signs up will be entered to win weekly prize packages. Everyone who completes the five activities will be entered to win a First Prize and the Grand Prize!

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The League plans expanded access to the breathtaking Headwaters Forest Reserve with support from the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund. Speak up to reauthorize the program. Photo by Mike Shoys

Join Our Advocacy Campaigns, Contact Your Lawmakers

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Use your vote and voice to speak up for California’s iconic coast redwood and giant sequoia forests. Save the Redwoods League needs you to join our campaigns and stand for the redwoods: Learn the latest on three crucial funding sources and one bill that would protect our national monuments. And celebrate a conservation success in Oregon!

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Help the kids in your life learn about redwoods and get the chance to win fantastic prizes. Photo by Annie Burke

Celebrate at Parks, Exhibit, Festival

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Come and commemorate the Save the Redwoods League Centennial with a variety of fun, fascinating and free events and activities, including the Reading the Redwoods Contest for kids, Free Second Saturdays at Redwood State Parks, Sustaining Grandeur Exhibition of the League’s history at The Bancroft Library, and the redwoods-themed 46th annual Earth Day SF Street Festival.

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You could win a vacation in the home of the world's tallest trees. Photo by Matt Howry, Flickr Creative Commons

Win a Trip to See Giants

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Did you hear that Lonely Planet named the coast redwood range the number-one travel destination in the United States? If you’re eager to go, now you can enter our contest to win a trip for two! Save the Redwoods League, Eureka-Humboldt Visitors Bureau and Parks Project are offering an incredible prize package. You can enter to win by simply telling us why you want to visit in just 25 words or fewer.

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We need these natural places … for my grandkids and their grandkids," said John Houghton, who planned a legacy gift for the League.

‘I Really Believe in the Mission’

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See League member John Houghton describe in a new video how the redwood forests inspired him to make a future gift to Save the Redwoods League. You too can stand for the redwoods as a Redwood Legacy Circle member by making your legacy commitment. Your gift will make a greater impact thanks to Peggy Light, League Board of Directors member, who will match the first 100 new legacy commitments with a $1,000 gift!

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Big Basin is among the parks participating in the League's 2018 Free Second Saturdays at Redwood State Parks program. Photo by Paolo Vescia

Celebrate the League’s Centennial in 2018

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Join Save the Redwoods League in celebrating 100 years of redwoods conservation leadership that protected the world’s greatest forests. We’re giving back to our supporters with events throughout the year, including free passes to more than 40 California redwood state parks on the second Saturdays of every month in 2018. Learn more about this offer and about our past and future of protecting, restoring, and connecting people to the redwoods.

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Add your voice to keep our beloved monuments intact, including the pictured Giant Sequoia National Monument. Photo by William Croft

Speak Up for Redwoods

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The League’s century of shaping public policy has protected California’s iconic coast redwood and giant sequoia forests for everyone to experience. At the start of our second century, Save the Redwoods League is counting on your voice to continue this work as public policies face change. Learn about two funding sources that need your vote and voice, and get an update on threats to our national monuments.

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Muir Woods’ new reservation system will improve the spectacular visitor experience by reducing overcrowding, and it will help keep the forest vibrant.

Muir Woods RSVPs Start on Jan. 16

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Congratulations to Muir Woods National Monument on its 110th anniversary January 9! This magnificent place near San Francisco is often where visitors from California and throughout the world see the coast redwood forest for the first time. Over a million tourists from across the globe stream into this treasured forest for a walk among its breathtaking redwoods each year. As you may have heard, starting on January 16, parking and shuttle reservations will be required.

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Photo by Julie Martin

Welcome New Evergreen Members!

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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.

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Nighttime Magic and Fall Forest Festivities

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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.

Check out these events.

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Photo by Julie Martin

Leadership, Legacy Circles: Step on the Skunk Train!

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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.

Learn more about how you can join these circles.

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Photo credit: US Forest Service

Thank You for Supporting Giant Sequoia National Monument

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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.

Read about the public responses and our commitment to the monument.

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In the first year, researchers will develop and publicly release genome sequences using a tree from the pictured Butano State Park for the coast redwood genome and a tree from Sequoia National Park for the giant sequoia genome.

Groundbreaking Project to Map the Redwood Genomes

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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.

Learn more in the inaugural edition of Redwoods magazine.

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.

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Conifer-Themed Dinner Party Supports Education

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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.

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Candace Walker. Photo by Paolo Vescia

Community: Share Why You Stand for the Redwoods

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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.

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Mariposa Grove's giants. Photo by Jenkinson2455, Flickr Creative Commons

Travel: Mariposa Grove to Reopen After Multiyear Restoration

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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.

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T. A. Barron. Photo by Aimee Giese

Supporter Profile: Redwoods Inspire Best-Selling Author

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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.

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By the end of 2019, a public trail will traverse the dramatic coastal terrace for almost a mile, providing visitors with a gorgeous view. An easement will grant the Kashia Band of Pomo Indians permanent access to hold ceremonies on the bluff, overlooking the creation place of their people. Photo by Mike Kahn

Wandering the Coastal Wonderland of Stewarts Point

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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.

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A firefighter protects a park sign and supporting crews contain the fire within a narrow strip under an old growth canopy on the edge of the prairie.

Why is fire used to manage redwood forests?

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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.

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Emily Burns, PhD, League's former Director of Science, reaches for the captivating cream-colored needles of an albino sprout growing out of a redwood. “It lacks chlorophyll, so it’s white, and it’s caused by a mutation on that particular sprout’s DNA,” she said. Further genomic research could confirm hypotheses that albino sprouts are more than parasites. It’s clear that the deeper we go into the redwood genome, the more we’ll know. Photo by Paolo Vescia

Mapping the Redwood Genomes

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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.

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