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NBC Nightly News: Go inside a secret grove of centuries-old California redwoods

Go inside a secret grove of centuries-old California redwoods

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There’s a magical place in Sonoma, California where hundreds of acres of centuries-old redwoods have gone untouched. The land was owned by the Falk family for generations, until they recently sold it to Save the Redwoods League to preserve, with plans to allow the public in.

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Thick bark enables giant sequoia to withstand lower-severity ground fires

Grants Fund Research on Wildfire, Wildlife and a Rare Plant in Coast Redwood and Giant Sequoia

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Nearly $150,000 in research grants from Save the Redwoods League have been awarded as part of the 2018 grant cycle. Funding these projects is a significant component of fulfilling the League’s mission, and each of these projects will contribute to scientific knowledge of coast redwood and giant sequoia forests. This research can help us answer big questions that will protect the health of people, wildlife, and the forests.

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Photo by Jon Parmentier

North Coast Initiative: Protect the Forests of the Future

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Together with our conservation partners, we are taking action to put the redwood homeland back on the path to vibrance and vitality. We call this collaboration the North Coast Initiative, and we are focusing our efforts in and around Redwood National and State Parks. We will acquire land near established parks, connect preserves, heal damaged forests, and expand opportunities for visitors to the redwoods.

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Mailliard Ranch

Mailliard Ranch: Signature Redwood Landscape

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Protect the largest remaining redwood property still in family hands in the entire coast range. With your help, we can ensure permanent protection of this signature redwood landscape so that its splendid forests, rivers and streams, and vast array of plants and wildlife continue to survive and thrive.

Learn more about Mailliard Ranch.

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Photo by Paolo Vescia

Shady Dell: Creating a Trail in Paradise

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Your generous gifts enabled Save the Redwoods League to purchase Shady Dell and plan its restoration. Now we’re working to open its wonders to you. But first Shady Dell needs work. Logging in the 1800s, 1950s and 1980s damaged this landscape. Before logging, this land embraced giant redwoods, clear streams and diverse, native plants and animals, including now-imperiled salmon, northern spotted owls and birds called marbled murrelets. These animals depend on ancient forest habitat. Our vision is to help restore the forest features they need. Learn more about the restoration efforts at Shady Dell.

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Historic Partnership Protects Critical Link in Santa Cruz Mountains

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On behalf of our conservation partner organizations, Save the Redwoods League on August 28, 2014, secured $10 million from the State of California Wildlife Conservation Board to help permanently protect San Vicente Redwoods, a vast and critical part of the Santa Cruz Mountains’ ecosystem.

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Stephen Sillett and Marie Antoine climbing Muir Woods redwoods.

BioBlitz 2014: Muir Woods National Monument

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In March 2014, a research team sponsored by Save the Redwoods League and the Evelyn Tilden Mohrhardt Fund at The San Francisco Foundation became the first scientists to climb the ancient trees at Muir Woods National Monument and survey life in the canopy. Learn more about this historic climb and its results.

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Santa Mountains Old-Growth. Photo by Paolo Vescia

You Can Protect a New Gateway to Giants

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You may know about our Santa Cruz Mountains Old-Growth Campaign to protect some of the most beautiful ancient redwood forests still standing less than an hour’s drive from the bustle of the South San Francisco Bay Area. Now we’ve added another magnificent forest to this campaign, and you have the chance to complete the project to restore and open this easy-access gateway to Peters Creek Old-Growth Forest. Learn more about this addition and how you can help.

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You can protect and open Loma Mar Redwoods to the public. Photo by Paolo Vescia

Donate Today, Visit Your New Park Addition Within a Year

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Sharing a border with San Mateo County’s Memorial Park and less than an hour from Silicon Valley‘s millions of people is a magical forest of big redwoods that’s practically ready for you to walk its wide, welcoming trails. The Loma Mar Redwoods forest in the Santa Cruz Mountains is a delight. You can protect and open this forest to the public. Learn more about Loma Mar Redwoods and our Emergency Projects Campaign.

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You can help remove this pavement to return this site to the surrounding forest. Photo by Paolo Vescia

You Can Start the Restoration

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Your gifts have been essential in our process of purchasing and protecting from further development the Orick Mill Site, which includes 45 acres of pavement in the heart of ancient redwood habitat (pictured). You can help remove this pavement to return this site to the surrounding forest. We must raise the restoration funds by December 15 from visionary members like you so we can start work in January. Please donate today.

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Juvenile Chinook salmon from a Redwood Creek trap. Photo by M. Sparkman

Can We Save Salmon?

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You helped fund research that shows salmon numbers are falling, but restoration offers hope. Harm to redwood forests-like logging and damming-has threatened their salmon inhabitants. But thanks to your support, scientists are monitoring the fish in Redwood Creek. They say forest restoration will help ensure that the salmon can recover and thrive once more. Learn more about what you helped discover.

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Photo by Anthony Ambrose

Climate Change Research Findings Revealed

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Your generous support has enabled us to discover amazing things that will help us protect the redwood forest amid rapid climate change! Initial findings of the League’s Redwoods and Climate Change Initiative (RCCI) were released today. Findings of the RCCI’s leading scientists include that ancient coast redwood forests can store at least three times more carbon aboveground than nonredwood forests worldwide. See the other discoveries.

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Your support enabled repair of this seasonal bridge, which allows visitors to reach campsites, parking and trails at Standish-Hickey State Park.

Your Support Returned a Bridge to the Redwoods

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Thanks to your gifts, California State Parks reinstalled a seasonal bridge across the Eel River, restoring visitor access for the first time in three years to 61 stunning redwoods campsites at Standish-Hickey State Recreation Area (external link). The bridge also allows access to the giant Standish tree, miles of forest trails, a sparkling swimming hole and day-use parking. The bridge and campground are open, so go enjoy the magnificent redwoods at Standish-Hickey and know that you made a difference here. Thank you!

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Your gifts helped to repair a collapsed railroad tunnel that shut down the Skunk Train's famous Redwood Route to the Noyo River Redwoods, which you protected. Smiles have returned to riders' faces, as in this 2011 image. Photo by Paolo Vescia

You’re Keeping an Ancient Forest Reachable

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You helped us buy Noyo River Redwoods, a magical ancient forest you can see only by the historic Skunk Train, in 2011. Recently you came to the rescue again. Your gifts helped to repair a collapsed railroad tunnel that shut down the train’s famous Redwood Route last April. The tunnel is now open and full Skunk Train service has resumed. You can make sure we’re ready to protect and provide you access to amazing forests like this one: Please donate today.

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