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Book cover of Who Saved the Redwoods? The Unsung Heroines of the 1920s Who Fought for Our Redwood Forests by Laura and James Wasserman. The book is resting on a redwood log.

Spotlight on Forest Heroines

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Women Who Played Crucial Roles in Redwoods Conservation Who Saved the Redwoods? The Unsung Heroines of the 1920s Who Fought for Our Redwood Forests Laura and James Wasserman Who Saved the Redwoods is an absorbing, well-researched account of the mid-1910s Continued

Close up view of Redwood sorrel growing on a mossy log. The background is out of focus, giving an atmospheric feel of dappled light shining through the canopy.

Coolest Thing I’ve Seen in the Forest

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In the last edition of Redwoods, we invited you to tell us the coolest thing you’ve seen in the forest. Here’s what our members and fans have to say. Our Question for the Next Edition What is your favorite activity Continued

A California condor glides over Big Sur, California. Photo by Sebastian Kennerknecht/Minden Pictures.

Soaring Soon

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Federal agencies and the Yurok Tribe have partnered to reintroduce California condors to Redwood National and State Parks. Before too long, visitors to Redwood National and State Parks may spy the condors, which have been missing from the area for more than 100 years.

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Logging Miles on the Travel Log

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National Public Radio tells the story: “From 1917-1921, Kellogg took his Travel Log on the road. He drove it across the country four times, coast to coast, bringing word of the redwoods to people who had never heard, let alone imagined, there could be such trees. He spoke of the accelerated logging taking place in the redwood forests, made impassionate pleas for the trees’ preservation, and spread the word about a fledgling organization looking for members. It was called the Save the Redwoods League.”

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A photographer wearing a sun hat and khakis stoops at the bottom of a sloping hill while aiming a camera at the young redwood forest.

Is it OK to use redwood as a building material?

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Can people who care about protecting redwood forests buy these redwood products with a clear conscience? Douglas D. Piirto, Ph.D., provides his perspective as an expert on the subject. He is a California Registered Professional Forester with broad experience studying and managing redwood forests on public and private lands.

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The Allure of Big Sur

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Life is a journey, not a destination. That’s Big Sur—a journey, the quintessential scenic route. Named for the pioneer family that conveyed to the state of California a key piece of land here, Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park is home to some of the region’s most impressive redwoods. From fanciful trees and hidden swimming holes to dramatic coastline vistas, the southern end of the coast redwood range beckons along Highway 1.

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Square cropped photo of author Teresa Baker, a black woman, smiling outside on a wide trail. She wears a scarf, green puffy coat, dark pants and grey sneakers with pink accents.

While Hiking Solo, Nature Speaks

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Community Voices is a series in which guest writers share their perspectives on redwood forests. Advocate for Diversity Outdoors Revels in Solitude and Beauty Among Redwoods I often refer to myself as a “lazy weekend hiker.” The joy isn’t in Continued

Cascade Creek: A Keystone Forest Protected

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The League’s Forever Forest Campaign for the Redwoods is providing support to this project. Learn more Save the Redwoods League reached our fundraising goals and expects to finalize the purchase of this breathtaking coast redwood forest in the coming weeks, Continued

Redwoods Rising collaborators at kick-off event.

Forests of Opportunity

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With the public launch of our Forest Forest Campaign, the League scales up our pace, reach, and impact.

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The Stagg Tree

Changing California’s Story

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With the public launch of our Forever Forest Campaign, the League scales up our pace, reach, and impact. We shift our focus now to the 1.5 million acres of young, logged forests that surround those islands of ancient trees. These are the old-growth forests of the future—the Forever Forest.

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diverse group of people surrounded by redwood trees

Connecting Communities and Redwoods

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A hike through Harold Richardson Redwoods Reserve reflects the League’s vision for linking diverse populations with the restorative power of redwood forests.

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Go with the Snow in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

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When the snow falls, the ancient forests of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks ascend to another level of otherworldly. With the forest floor blanketed in fresh powder and the giant sequoia’s evergreen leaves frosted, the trees’ massive trunks glow a vibrant orange against a sea of white. Winter is the time to enjoy the giants while snowshoeing, skiing, and sledding.

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The Overstory | The Sequoia Lives On

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The Overstory By Richard Powers It’s no surprise that The Overstory won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, because this novel is magnificently written. The book is about forests, their grandeur, their importance, and their destruction. The blight that wiped Continued

Protecting Nature and Enriching Visits in Giant Sequoia National Monument

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Half of the 48,000 glorious acres of giant sequoia forests in California, including Giant Sequoia National Monument, are owned by the US Forest Service. Despite the groves’ significance, these magnificent places have limited recreational, educational, and interpretive infrastructure to support their hundreds of thousands of annual visitors.

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Fog provides coast redwoods with much of the moisture they need

Can Redwoods Survive a Hotter Planet?

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Redwoods magazine debuts Community Voices, in which guest writers share their perspectives on redwood forests. Mark Hertsgaard, environment correspondent for The Nation magazine, says if we humans do our part, we and redwoods can continue to flourish.

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