Redwoods Magazine

Humboldt County fourth grader measures a coast redwood in Humboldt Redwoods State Park Photo by Max Forster, @maxforsterphotography

Students blossom by learning outside

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As the pandemic destabilizes funding for outdoor programs nationwide, the League’s free K-12 field trips to the redwoods nourish bodies and minds. Curriculum units combine classroom exercises, outdoor activities on schools’ campuses, and field trips, while lessons integrate math, science, and art.

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Governor signs critical wildfire bills

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As fires burned in 2021, many of these bills were delivered to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s desk for his signature. He signed two bills that the League supported.

Syren Nagakyrie

Let’s Make Redwoods Reachable

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Everyone has access needs, whether they are disabled or not. Lack of accessible infrastructure, limited information, and a culture of exclusion in the outdoors prevents so many people from connecting with natural spaces – places that they may find they have more in common with than they thought.

Jorge Ramos, League Councilor

Bringing redwoods science into everyday conversations

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Jorge Ramos, a new Councilor for Save the Redwoods League, aims to expand young people’s understanding of carbon cycling and sequestration in ecosystems. “I look forward to working with the members of the League so we can all continue to protect and restore these forests through authentic and inclusive connections with the public.”

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5 League leaders share views on their teams’ groundbreaking work

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Forever Forest: The Campaign for the Redwoods is making this ambitious vision a reality. With a goal of $120 million, the Campaign has already helped to protect the last of the unprotected old-growth coast redwood and giant sequoia forests

Pfeiffer Falls Trail walkway

Re-emergence and hope

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The theme for this edition of Redwoods is Returning. We were hopeful that by now we’d be returning to some form of normalcy. We knew that would likely be a new normal, with the challenges we faced embedded in our hearts.

Mill Creek Campground

5 amazing places to stay in Redwood National and State Parks

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Campgrounds and cabins in the land of giants Campgrounds and cabins in the land of giants There really isn’t anything quite like camping among the tall trees, and Redwood National and State Parks offer great experiences for those wanting to …

Redwood Creek Overlook

9 tips for planning your visit to Redwood National and State Parks

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Rangers offer vital info No one knows Redwood National and State Parks like the local rangers, who compiled these great tips for anyone visiting the area. Use the park app Park rangers created the National Park Service app that includes …

Fern Canyon

Secrets for the best visit to Fern Canyon

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Crowding at this magical spot means visitors should plan carefully Undoubtedly, if you’re planning a trip to Redwood National and State Parks you’ve put Fern Canyon in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park near the top of the list of sights …

Visit to Alder Creek, Redwood Hike Series 2021

Hike Series Welcomes Members Back to Forests

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Save the Redwoods League was pleased to welcome dozens of members of the Redwood Leadership Circle, Canopy Club, and Redwood Legacy Circle back into coast redwood and giant sequoia forests in 2021. Members protect our redwood forests for the future through their generosity today, and receive exclusive benefits, including invitations to events like these. Join us!

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How Redwood Forests Can Heal Us

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The trail at Reinhardt Regional Redwood Park in Oakland is scattered with the shed needles and threads of redwood bark that drift from the full canopy above. These groves sprouted from a recent traumatic past—the trees are the descendants of …

Podcast: I’ll Go If You Go

Hear Here

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Save the Redwoods League launched an outreach program in 2019 to cultivate meaningful and reciprocal relationships with communities that have historically been marginalized or underrepresented in the redwoods.

Yurok Tribe members fishing with netting.

Revitalizing a River Through the Redwoods

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The Klamath is the second largest river in California, flowing 257 miles through Oregon and Northern California and emptying into the Pacific Ocean. There, it bisects the Yurok Reservation and Redwood National and State Parks, a World Heritage site that …

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Doggone Good Times

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Many California coast redwood and giant sequoia parks allow dogs for hiking, camping, picnicking, and frolicking on the beach, as detailed in our new free e-guide, 29 Awesome Dog-Friendly Redwood Parks. See how every dog can have her day at some of these enchanting parks.

Aerial view of Mailliard Ranch

30 by 30: The Future Is Forests

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With its legacy of environmental protection, California provides significant opportunities to advance 30 by 30.

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Mailliard Ranch: Nearly 15,000 Acres Protected

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Home to the largest coast redwood forest still in private family hands, Mailliard Ranch is a 14,838-acre property near Boonville, California, in southern Mendocino County. In February 2021, Save the Redwoods League permanently protected this landscape with three conservation easements, closing the final phase of the project.

Sean O'Gara's 'Redwood Cathedral', honorable mention in the 2013 Know Wonder Photo Contest.

Legacy gifts help create the Forever Forest

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  Among those Legacy Circle members whose gifts have contributed to the success of the Forever Forest Campaign are three special individuals who, through their commitment to conservation and philanthropy, have made a tremendous impact on the League’s mission to …