The Impacts of California Wildfires on Redwoods

Wildfire continues to challenge California’s coast redwood and giant
sequoia forests

Coast redwood and giant sequoia forests are fire adapted and have been thriving, fire-resilient ecosystems for millions of years. Nonetheless, with forests as vulnerable and strained as they are today by climate change and 170 years of commercial logging, that characteristic resilience is facing an unprecedented test. While California has seen several heavy wildfire seasons in recent years, these have been unprecedented in their severity, and their impact on the coast redwoods and giant sequoia.

Monitor the current wildfire situation on the League’s online map:



Below you’ll find the League’s latest updates related to wildfire.


Save the Redwoods League views wildfire as a top priority in our larger effort to protect and restore California’s redwood forests. We’re moving quickly to ensure that the properties we manage are prepared for a future with more extreme wildfire, and we’re encouraging state and federal land managers to ramp up efforts to make their coast redwood and giant sequoia landscapes more fire resilient. And we’re working closely with California State Parks and other agencies to rebuild park infrastructure damaged by fires so that these vital facilities can reopen as soon as possible.


You can support these important efforts with a donation to the League’s Wildfire Fund.

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Today, it takes a community including private landowners, parks, local communities, scientists and our supporters, to safeguard redwood forests. Together, we protect redwood forests from threats such as unsustainable development; restore the forests we have lost; and connect people to these towering wonders of nature. With your help, we can leave the forests — and the world — in a better place than we found them.

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