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A League of Their Own: The Women Who Started Saving the Redwoods

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On August 8, 1919, Save the Redwoods League founders Madison Grant and Stephen Mather spoke to a packed auditorium in the Northern California mill town of Eureka. They had driven up from San Francisco, where the League had just held its first Board meeting, and they called for local support of the League’s mission to protect the redwoods. To their great surprise, they received a wildly enthusiastic response. Why were hundreds of citizens of Humboldt County, the epicenter of redwood logging operations, so receptive to this message of conservation?

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Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. Do you know the story of this beautiful park’s namesake? Photo by Frank Kehren, Flickr Creative Commons.

Women and the Redwoods: Three Inspiring Stories

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In celebration of Women’s History Month, I want to share the inspiring stories of local women who pioneered redwoods conservation — one of whom was a literal pioneer! Check out these three inspirational women who fought to protect the redwood Continued

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