Atkins Place

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Weger Ranch

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Save the Redwoods League has secured an opportunity to purchase a conservation easement on the 3,862-acre Weger Ranch. The League must raise $1 million in private philanthropy in order to complete the purchase of the $14 million conservation easement and protect Weger Ranch in perpetuity.

Montgomery Woods State Natural Reserve

Montgomery Woods Initiative

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Together, these projects — the Montgomery Woods Initiative — are representative of the League’s big vision of landscape-scale forest protection and restoration and inspirational redwood park experiences for all.

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Montgomery Woods Park Project

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Home to what was once the tallest known tree in the world, Montgomery Woods State Natural Reserve is a magical grove nestled in a serene valley 10 miles as the crow flies from Ukiah in Mendocino County. Save the Redwoods …

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Save the Redwoods League launches Montgomery Woods Initiative with purchase of 453 acres of redwood forest and groundbreaking on vital park improvements

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As part of a new initiative to protect redwood forests and enhance recreational opportunities at Montgomery Woods State Natural Reserve in Mendocino County, Save the Redwoods League has purchased Atkins Place, a 453-acre coast redwood forest adjacent to the reserve, and partnered with California State Parks on significant improvements to the park.

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Atkins Place

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Protected: A remote redwood forest to buffer the ancient grove of Montgomery Woods. High on an overlook deep in Mendocino County, Atkins Place sits in a strategic location adjacent to the magical Montgomery Woods State Natural Reserve. The League acquired this land in August 2022, safeguarding it from future potential subdivision and development.

A black and white historical photograph of Laura Perrott Mahan, a white woman with dark, curly hair in a dark victorian-era dress

A family tree takes root in conservation

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A pioneering organizer inspires her descendants to protect redwood forests. More than 100 years ago, Eureka’s Laura Perrott Mahan helped galvanize the movement to protect old-growth redwoods in danger of being clear-cut. In recent months, dozens of Mahan descendants and friends continued her legacy by supporting Save the Redwoods’ work to protect coast redwoods — raising funds to help the League purchase Atkins Place in Mendocino County.

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Atkins Place and its million-dollar view

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Save the Redwoods League began negotiations in 2020 to acquire a property called Atkins Place, which shares a 0.75-mile border with Montgomery Woods State Natural Reserve in Mendocino County. Since then, I’ve made the journey from Ukiah (the largest city …