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Steve Cheney and I enjoy a break on the Lawrence Merriam Memorial Grove bench on the Little Bald Hills Trail.

It’s the Moments

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On Friday afternoon I met Steve Chaney, the superintendent of Redwood National Park, in the small visitor center at Hiouchi in Del Norte county. After 39 years with the National Park Service and five years at Redwood National Park, Steve …

Emily and Harry in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park.

Redwoods Parks Still Need Your Help

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It’s never good news when the Governor’s office notifies you by email that the director of California State Parks has decided to step down because a senior staff member allegedly mismanaged park funds. According to an article published by the …

Shady Dell

Building upon a Legacy of Success

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“I appeal to you to save these mighty trees, these wonderful monuments of beauty.” —Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States of America   As staff at Save the Redwoods League, it is both humbling and inspiring to have …

Rowan and Emerson walking down the trail.

The Redwood Forest: A Prescription for Kids, Adults

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Last week up in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park I overheard two young boys: “Daddy, can I take a photo of the creek?” His older brother commented, “I don’t need a camera, I’m going to take a photo with my …

"Big Tree" in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park.

Redwoods’ Magic Shines amid Crisis

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After a year of anguish, hard work and some heartbreak, the headlines scream “no parks will close.” Well, except for the five that will. And the ones that will be closed during the week, or off-season. And some have no …