Conservation easements are a valuable tool for protecting redwood forests. Photo by Jon Parmentier

Experience the calm of the redwoods at home

We all need ways to find connection with the community and build our sense of feeling grounded in a changing world. It’s more important than ever to deep dive into our inner reserves in order to find a few quiet moments of strength, courage, peace, hope, and resilience to draw on.

Here are some things you can do to recharge, get centered, find inspiration, keep busy, and perhaps learn something new.


Redwoods Videos

Use nature to practice mindfulness
Take some time for self-care by spending a minute of calm in the redwoods. Most of us can’t get to the redwoods right now, so we’re hoping this short video will help bring the redwoods to you. And remember to breathe deeply while you envision the scent of the forest!

See more calming redwood videos


Listen to this Spotify playlist of music to take you back to the Redwoods forest.

Redwoods Playlists

Tune into the vibes of a redwoods forest
Let music be your guide – listen to these songs to go on an audio journey that will take you back to the heart of the redwoods.

Listen to these chill tracks


Escape the boredom of your living room and take a virtual tour of the redwoods.

Redwoods Virtual Experiences

Take a 360º tour of the redwoods.
Sometimes we all need a new perspective. For those stuck at home unable to venture to the redwood parks, there are some fantastic virtual opportunities available. Escape the boredom of your living room and take a virtual tour of the redwoods.

Explore redwoods from a new perspective


Interpretive specialist Jenny Comperda helps broaden learning through digital redwood science programs at Calaveras Big Trees State Park. Photo courtesy of California State Parks.

Redwoods Learning

Bring the redwoods back home.
With widespread school closures, many parents have kids at home and are looking for educational opportunities. The League has a wide array of fun worksheets, lessons, videos, and other stuff that is perfect for this time.

Learn about redwoods from afar


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Good things come in threes 🌲🌲🌲  Can you find allieskio blakeeskio camdeneskio at the base of these perfectly placed sequoia trees in the Giant Forest!?! It really puts things into perspective and you honestly have to see it to believe it!
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Home to over 2,000 giant sequoias, the Giant Forest is one of the best places on earth to see big trees. 
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#sequoianationalpark #gianttrees #nationalparkgeek #recreateresponsibly #findyourpark #saveatree #awesomeearth #artofvisuals #nature_perfection #naturegeography #naturesbeauty #welivetoexplore #planetdiscovery #redwoods4ever #iflnationalparks #visitcalifornia #natgeoyourshot #sequoianationalforest  📸: laurenplus03
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Happy Earth Day! We do not always get to choose where and when we are called to exercise leadership. Often, the environment will not always be right or ideal (if ever!), and sometimes it can be seemingly downright hostile to our survival and growth. We need to learn how to adapt to the environment that we find ourselves in. savetheredwoods. #earthday #leadership #adapt #potrearthweek #radixleadership #daretolead #californiaredwoods #nature #redwoods4ever
Have you hugged a tree today? Happy #ArborDay! ⁣
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Have you checked out @castateparks awesome Facebook live sessions from the North Coast? They happen every single day at 3pm. Today’s episode will be about Humboldt History. Tune in the rest of the week to learn about Indigenous peoples of Northern California, plants and wildlife of the redwood forest, and more. Go to Facebook.com/NorthCoastRedwoods, or go click the link in our Instagram Stories. 📍Wiyot land
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Spent today’s rainy afternoon in a Redwood Forest ♥️ #savetheredwoods 
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stewards of the land,
strolling monuments of millennia
shaping the future of the forest 
every marking, a stroke on the blueprint of 2070;
we are the change.
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candid capture from our first time in Sequoia last fall 💚
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It’s Flashback June! While cleaning up my expedition photos, I found some that were never posted or published. Now I think they deserve a look. 
Lost stars | Redwood National and State Parks | Listen in my Insta story 
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my personal favorite area of the Redwoods 🤤 🥰
Poison Ivy climbs upon this circle of Redwood trees. Fall season brings new colors and contrast to the forest floor. ❤Love those Autumn colors🍁
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We’re planning one more weekend away before the kids start school - anyone ever been to the redwoods???  It will be a new adventure for all 7 of us, and I’m looking forward to getting out of the house and enjoying the cooler temperatures. I also can’t wait to see Mother Nature show off!!  Give me allllllll your Redwoods/forest/outdoorsy travel tips! We’re usually a bunch of city folks - in every day life AND travel adventures - so this is new territory for us! (And I’m so excited for it!)
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Defiant Redwood of the Week: The Grizzly Giant
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If a tree could talk, the eternal message from this 210-foot-tall giant sequoia in Yosemite’s Mariposa Grove would be Bring It On. At roughly 3,000 years old and 1,500 tons, it is the very definition of brash endurance. It has survived countless lightning strikes, forest fires, gale force winds, heavy snows, and drought. It has outlasted the ancient Greeks and the Roman Empire, and has gazed patiently down on innumerable calamities unfolding beneath its tangled branches. You’ve heard the term “bend, don’t break?” This tree invented “bend, don’t break.” And it’s here to tell all of us that if we stay grounded, hold to the plan, and play to our strengths, we will be OK. .
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#giantsequoia #redwood #redwoods #mariposagrove #yosemite #Redwoods4Ever #coastredwoods #grizzlygiant
Here’s a 10-second sound bath paired with a lovely fairy ring to raise your heart’s vibration this week 🔊🙏🧘‍♂️#mondaymeditation #redwoods4ever 📍Graton Rancheria and Coast Miwok land
There’s a whole group of plants that live way up in the canopy of coast redwood called epiphytes. And one of our favorites is the evergreen leather leaf fern (Polypodium scouleri). Leather leaf ferns disperse through the canopy by wind-borne spores and once established, grow extensive mats of succulent rhizomes and fibrous roots. These fern mats can absorb and retain a tremendous amount of water during the year, helping hold more than 5,000 gallons of water per acre in the canopy. Redwoods benefit from this bonus water and can grow aerial roots into the rhizome mats of leather leaf fern to share in the moisture and recycled nutrients. Here’s a photo of aerial fern mats in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park.
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Throwback time. Oakland, CA was once home to a mighty old-growth redwood forest before it was logged in the mid 19th century. But there was one giant they never felled: Old Survivor. This gnarly ~500-year-old redwood has lived since the Renaissance. Get the history and science lesson from an awesome short documentary made by our friends at @oaklandtrailsorg. Head over to our Stories for the link. 📍Chochenyo Ohlone land #tbt #redwoods4ever
Defiant Redwood of the Week: The Grizzly Giant
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If a tree could talk, the eternal message from this 210-foot-tall giant sequoia in Yosemite’s Mariposa Grove would be Bring It On. At roughly 3,000 years old and 1,500 tons, it is the very definition of brash endurance. It has survived countless lightning strikes, forest fires, gale force winds, heavy snows, and drought. It has outlasted the ancient Greeks and the Roman Empire, and has gazed patiently down on innumerable calamities unfolding beneath its tangled branches. You’ve heard the term “bend, don’t break?” This tree invented “bend, don’t break.” And it’s here to tell all of us that if we stay grounded, hold to the plan, and play to our strengths, we will be OK. .
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#giantsequoia #redwood #redwoods #mariposagrove #yosemite #Redwoods4Ever #coastredwoods #grizzlygiant
No park access, no problem. Take your kids on a redwoods adventure via the PORTS distance-learning program from @castateparks . Coming up this Thursday and Friday: redwoods history at Henry Woods, indigenous culture of the North Coast, redwood ecology at Henry Cowell, redwood heroes at Humboldt Redwoods, and more! Sign up for free at ports-ca.us #redwoods4ever
It’s a lovely redwoods day! Un hermoso día de secoyas! Raise your vibes this weekend with this feel-good Spotify playlist by @latinooutdoors founder and League councilor @josebilingue. Kick back in your yard or by a sunlit window and take a redwoods journey. Themes: cycle, grandeur, reflection, legacy, nature, California, diversity 🌞 link in bio!
A memory: “I spent a good portion of my youth camping with the Scouts in and along the Santa Cruz Mountains. I remember those wet winter days filled with the smell of the damp forest while huddled inside a tent or outside trying to cook over a campfire smelling the balance of smoke and the damp forest air. I discovered years ago as an adult, a tea with a certain smoked aroma. The smell of the brewing tea now takes me back to those memorable days when I was just learning how to survive in the forest.” — @deanbensenglass 
#redwoods4ever #myforeverforest #CascadeCreek 📍Quiroste land 📷Max Forster
“Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life.” —Rachel Carson #redwoods4ever #myforeverforest 📍Esselen land
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Life on the road.  Credits: ooomayaoooo.  Tag: #thegreatplanet
A memory: “I worked trail crew for Prairie Creek and Jed Smith last year and recently looked back on this journal entry: ‘First half of day was like playing in the rain. Second half was survival. The creek was rushing and eventually built up to swallowing a section of trail. Crossing logs to carry heavy steel cables and equipment over the stream. Sitting 15 feet up on a log to attach and detach huge straps from deadman redwood, legs gripping both sides of the log. Don’t fall. During lunch, me and another crew member hiked a hundred yards or so uphill from our worksite and shared a moment of food, rest, and reflection. With the digital age’s seas of images from around the world, I think we forget how filled with awe a place can be. We live through our screens. Back in the day before pictures, I might write to a loved one a detailed description of the place, with only words to fuel their imagination. I hope I never forget what it’s like to be in the forest.’” —John 📍Tolowa Dee-ni’ land 📷Jon Parmentier #redwoods4ever #myforeverforest
The weekend is just around the corner 😊 To ease into it, here’s a California-inspired Spotify playlist we put together that hopefully will make you feel like you’re in the redwoods. Lots of cool throwback tunes. Link in bio. Wanna share a similar redwoods-inspired playlist with our community? Slide into our DMs and send us the link 😎🌞 #redwoods4ever #myforeverforest #stayhome #socialdistancing
A haiku:  When Ancient Rome fell
This redwood lived on and on
Today it still stands  Here’s a fun creative exercise for you and your kids if you have them. Write a haiku (5-7-5 syllables) about this 1600-year-old giant! We call it the McApin tree and it lives in the Harold Richardson Redwoods Reserve in the remote hills of Sonoma County, on 📍Kashia land. In the next couple of years we plan to open this magical place as the first new redwood park in a generation. #redwoods4ever #myforeverforest
“My favorite redwood park would have to be Humboldt Redwoods State Park. I grew up visiting it every summer as a child and have extremely fond memories of hiking and biking there with my dad. We camped nearby in Myers Flat at the Giant Redwoods RV Camp and went into the park each day for a different activity.”...”I was at Humboldt Redwoods this year for a site visit to Founders Grove. I instantly remembered it from my childhood, and it all came rushing back. It was pretty cool to see it again in person and reflect. When I was young I had no idea about the League and its involvement in creating the park. Even when I was in college and learned about the League I didn’t put the pieces together. It’s pretty cool that I spent so much time as a kid in a place that was created by the organization I now work for! I have really come full circle.“ —Adrianna #redwoods4ever #myforeverforest📍Sinkyone land
Hi fam 👋  How are you all doing today? Honest question...share anything you want below. Use this space to give each other some love and good vibes. And let us know if there’s anything we can do to make your day/week/month brighter 💗 📍Awaswas and Amah Mutsun land 📷 Peter L. Buranzon #redwoods4ever #myforeverforest

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