Last winter’s intense wind and rain brought down giants throughout the redwood range, including the Pioneer Cabin Tree, an iconic “drive- through sequoia” in Calaveras Big Trees State Park. Seeing any of these towering giants fall is sad because we have so few left. But under the surface of the sadness lies a brighter, long-term scientific view.... Continued
Thanks to our generous donors, California voters and the State of California Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB), Save the Redwoods League is set to complete the first phase of our Mailliard Ranch project, which protects three-quarters of this majestic property from development and subdivision. Protection of the ranch will secure the stability of the regional forest ecosystem.... Continued
Save the Redwoods 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 among a record-breaking 2.8 million after the Trump administration ordered a review of certain national monuments.... Continued
In California’s northwestern corner lies the Prairie Creek Scenic Corridor, a patchwork of public and privately held lands surrounded by Redwood National and State Parks, home of the world’s tallest trees. The League and collaborators have been working toward a vision of protecting the corridor from development, reconnecting the parks’ ancient redwood groves, restoring prime wildlife habitat and creating an innovative visitor center.... Continued
Marking Latino Conservation Week, League President Sam Hodder writes about the joy he feels in sharing the spectacular redwood forest with everyone, including communities who have less opportunity to visit the outdoors. This year, a League-sponsored excursion introduced 20 young adults from the Los Angeles area to the magnificent Giant Forest in Sequoia National Park, home to five of the world’s largest trees.
Learn more about why trips like these are so important.... Continued
Hiking and swimming go together like a hot meal and a cool drink — one is invigorating, the other is refreshing. Together, they make a wonderful combo. So, where are some great places to swim under the redwoods? We’ve gathered five great recommendations for you. Dive right in!
Read more on our Giant Thoughts blog.... Continued
A walk among the hushed stands of 300-foot-tall ancient giants in Richardson Grove State Park is a sensory journey back in time. Many of the trees are more than 1,000 years old, and among the world’s tallest. Save the Redwoods League recently protected Twin Trees forest, which buffers this jewel of a park. The Toumey Trail will lead you through magical Richardson Grove and Twin Trees.Continued
The Trump administration is seeking the public’s comments on Giant Sequoia National Monument and 26 other monuments, while threatening to roll back hard-won protections for these unique and spectacular places. The League is joining a coalition led by Conservation Lands Foundation to speak up for these American treasures. We have until July 10, 2017 to express how we value these public lands.
Share your comments today on MonumentsForAll.org.... Continued
The new Summer Bulletin features Redwoods Rising, our new collaborative effort to restore the magnificence of the coast redwood heartland, and our new project that buffers glorious, ancient Richardson Grove. You’ll also learn how you can make a long-lasting difference for the forest. Your feedback is important: Tell us what you think of this newsletter in a short survey, and you’ll get a chance to win an exclusive picnic blanket..Continued
Kat Taylor, right, welcomed guests including Neil Kornze, former Director of the Bureau of Land Management, to her TomKat Ranch in Pescadero.
The Alver family gathered in Butano State Park recently for the dedication of the Betsy and Larry Alver Family Grove to honor their love of the redwoods. Learn more about dedicating a redwood grove.
Members of the Redwood Legacy Circle and Redwood Leadership Circle hiked in Samuel P. Taylor State Park with our forestry scientists. Learn more about how you can participate in events like this by joining these circles.
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.Continued
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.Continued
Although we’re working on our major projects of 2017, it’s important to reflect on the big victories we shared last year. Our 2016 Annual Report is now available online. With its inspiring theme “Transformation in Motion,” it is a rich, beautifully designed celebration of the incredible work we’ve accomplished together last year.
Read More: You can read the full PDF report online.... Continued
Wendy Millet carries on a family tradition that stretches back to the early years of America’s conservation movement. The League Councilor’s godfather, Stephen McPherson, is the great grandson of Stephen Mather, a co-founder of the League and the first director of the National Park Service.Continued
More than 35,000 people ventured into 116 state parks throughout California for Green Friday the day after Thanksgiving, an event hosted by Save the Redwoods League, California State Parks, and California State Parks Foundation. The event raised awareness of the state park system and promoted enjoyment and appreciation of California’s beautiful state parks.Continued
When you drive north on Highway 101, just past the small town of Orick, you will begin to marvel at the giant redwoods of Redwood National and State Parks. There is no sign letting you know you have arrived; you just slowly become shaded by the great canopies towering above you.... Continued
Just in time for summer: You can plan a visit to the 93 redwood parks on our new and improved interactive map of coast redwood and giant sequoia regions. Discover hidden gems, must-see features, events, wheelchair-accessible trails, dog-friendly parks … and more!Continued
Westfall Ranch is now permanently protected! More than 3,100 members of Save the Redwoods League supported the purchase of these 77 acres bordering Headwaters Forest Reserve to restore and connect more people to this magnificent part of the coast redwood range.Continued