2018

Pristine unnamed creeks run through Harold Richardson Redwoods Reserve.

Hidden Gem to Become Future Redwood Park

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Nestled in the wooded hills just a few miles inland from the Sonoma coast lies an oasis of towering old-growth coast redwoods. It is a humbling, inspiring, and spectacularly beautiful place. This pristine 730-acre forest, as large as San Francisco Bay’s Angel Island, is the Harold Richardson Redwoods Reserve.

The ancient redwood forest of Harold Richardson Redwoods Reserve has remained largely untouched for thousands of years. Photo by Mike Shoys

Harold Richardson Redwoods Reserve

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Nestled in the wooded hills along the Sonoma coast lies a hidden wonder that has remained largely untouched for thousands of years — 730 acres of pristine forest known as Harold Richardson Redwoods Reserve.

One of several pristine unnamed creeks run through Harold Richardson Redwoods Reserve

Largest Old-Growth Coast Redwood Forest in Private Hands Now Permanently Protected by Save the Redwoods League

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Save the Redwoods League, celebrating their centennial year as the only nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and stewarding coast redwood and giant sequoia forests in California, today announced that it has acquired the 730-acre Harold Richardson Redwoods Reserve in Sonoma County to permanently protect hundreds of old-growth redwoods and provide future public access to them.

The Giants of Land and Sea exhibit at the California Academy of Sciences features our beloved redwoods. Photo by Kyle Cooper

Redwoods Star in New Giants of Land & Sea Exhibit

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At the California Academy of Science’s new Giants of Land and Sea exhibit, you can explore the forest canopy virtually through an immersive video experience, walk through a fog room to feel how this fixture of coastal climate bathes the redwoods during the summer, and learn about the intrinsic connection between the forest and Pacific Ocean.

Visitors in the 1920s stand among colossal giant sequoia in what is now Calaveras Big Trees State Park. Photographer unknown, circa 1920s, Save the Redwoods League photograph collection, BANC PIC 2006.030. The Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley.

Celebrating 112 Years of the Antiquities Act

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On June 8, 1906, exactly 112 years ago today, the 26th president of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt, signed the Antiquities Act into law. It was this act that allowed the protection of places such as Muir Woods National Monument.

Inaugural Reading the Redwoods contest is in the books

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Across 34 states, 880 children participated in the inaugural Reading the Redwoods contest, the first of its kind to encourage reading about these iconic national treasures. The free online contest ran for eight weeks and helped to foster a love for nature, forests, and especially redwoods.

Election Results: #YesOn68 Means Clean Water and Safe Parks for All!

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With Prop 68 passed, Save the Redwoods League will be able to improve existing redwood parks and reserves, making them more accessible and more resilient to a changing climate. We will also be able to protect the redwood forest footprint from the threats of conversion, development, and wildfire.

Vote "Yes" on Prop 68 to help preserve the peace and beauty of the redwood forests for future generations to come. Photo by Paolo Vescia

Prop 68: The Clean Water and Safe Parks Act

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On June 5, 2018, voters will have the opportunity to pass Prop 68, authorizing $4.1 billion in bond funding for parks, natural resource protection, climate adaptation, water quality and supply, and flood protection. If approved by voters in June, the measure would enable the League to continue protecting and stewarding our beautiful redwood forests.

Vote "Yes" on Prop 68. Photo by Paolo Vescia

Vote #YesOn68 and Tell a Friend

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Save the Redwoods League supports Proposition 68, the Clean Water and Safe Parks Act, because this measure will provide the investments we need to help keep California’s redwoods resilient and accessible to everyone. Help spread the word and vote #YesOn68!

This spectacular tree is among Red Hill Grove’s 110 ancient giant sequoia. Photo by Paolo Vescia

The Countdown is On to Save Red Hill

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The League has negotiated a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to purchase and protect the pristine 160-acre Red Hill property – one of the last ancient giant sequoia forests still in private ownership. However, we must complete this deal by June 25!

Photo by Paul Jarvis, courtesy of American Hiking Society

2,802 Miles of Trail to be Improved on National Trails Day®

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On June 2, people across the country will come together to improve 2,802 miles of trail collectively—the distance across the U.S.—during American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day®. You can join the nationwide efforts by pledging to improve a trail.

This spectacular tree is among Red Hill Grove’s 110 ancient giant sequoia. Photo by Paolo Vescia

Save the Redwoods League Has Secured the Opportunity to Protect One of the World’s Last Privately Owned Giant Sequoia Forests

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Save the Redwoods League, the only nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and stewarding coast redwood and giant sequoia forests in California, today announced that it has negotiated an agreement to purchase and protect the 160-acre Red Hill property, one of the two largest unprotected giant sequoia properties in the world. The property, on the South Fork of the Tule River, contains 110 ancient giant sequoia and provides a critical habitat for a variety of imperiled species including the Pacific fisher, Sierra marten and California spotted owl. Red Hill is located less than 200 miles from Los Angeles.

The pristine South Fork of the Tule River rushes through Red Hill Grove. Photo by Paolo Vescia.

Red Hill

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This forest was one of the world’s last unprotected giant sequoia properties. Red Hill is a spectacular property on the South Fork of the Tule River that supports more than 100 ancient giant sequoia and a mixed coniferous forest teeming with wildlife.

2018 is the Year of the Redwoods. Photo by Jon Parmentier

Celebrate the Year of the Redwoods with Us

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The state Senate declared 2018 the Year of the Redwoods in honor of California’s state trees and in recognition of the League’s 100th anniversary.

Photo by Bob Hare

100 Years…100 New Supporters

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2018 marks a century of our work to protect and restore coast redwoods and giant sequoia. To celebrate a century of this important work, one of our board members, Peggy Light, has offered to give $100 for each of the first 100 Evergreen members. Give just $10 per month today!

Selam Jaser and her son Zachary learn about the plants and animals of the redwood forests in our new interactive booth. Photo by Paolo Vescia

Festival Reveals Redwoods’ Secrets, Superpowers and Wonder

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Save the Redwoods League infused San Francisco’s Civic Center Plaza with the redwood forests’ magnificence at the April 21 Earth Day festival themed “Stand for the Redwoods, Stand for The Future.” Read on to discover the forests’ secrets in highlights of our interactive talks with the League’s staff.

The exhibit, Sustaining Grandeur: The First 100 Years of Save the Redwoods League, features letters from presidents of the United States and First Ladies, historical photos of coast redwoods and giant sequoia, artifacts and films from the past century, and much more.

New Exhibit Showcases 100 Years of League, Redwoods History

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At the university’s Bancroft Library, the exhibit, Sustaining Grandeur: The First 100 Years of Save the Redwoods League, features letters from presidents of the United States and First Ladies, historical photos of coast redwoods and giant sequoia, artifacts and films from the past century, and much more.

Celebrate the redwoods this Earth Day! Photo by Ken Susman

7 Ways to Get Involved with the League on Earth Day

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Earth Day is on April 22, and with it, a worldwide celebration in honor of our planet’s natural wonders. Here are seven ways to celebrate our remarkable redwood forests on Earth Day, join in on the League’s 100th birthday festivities and honor these majestic giants during the Year of the Redwoods!

See the seven ways to celebrate our remarkable redwood forests on Earth Day and join in on the League’s 100th birthday festivities.

Relictual old-growth coast redwood forest groves stand today as islands in a harvested landscape at Redwood National and State Parks. Photo credit: Mike Shoys

A Bright Future for Redwoods

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We proudly announced a bold commitment to invest in the health of logged redwood landscapes, so that the cutover forests can heal from the damage of the past and redwood giants can rise once again. In a collaborative called Redwoods Rising, Save the Redwoods League has teamed up with California State Parks and the National Park Service to do more redwood restoration together than we could individually within Redwood National and State Parks.