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California scientists unravel genetic mysteries of world’s tallest trees San Francisco Chronicle Santa Cruz redwoods property, former movie location, sold for open space preserve The Mercury News Sixth Graders Take a Trip to Grizzly Creek State Park to Learn about … Continued

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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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.

Learn more about the North Coast Initiative.

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Santa Cruz Sentinel: New bill would include Coast Dairies in California Coastal National Monument The Coast Dairies property, originally conserved through a transaction negotiated by the League, may be granted National Monument status. Mendocino Beacon: Hendy Woods reopens day use … Continued

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  • SFGate: 777-year-old tree is a babe in Muir Woods. Emily Burns, Save the Redwoods League Director of Science, says tree-ring data shows Muir Woods redwoods are younger than previously estimated.
  • OpenRoad, NBC Bay Area: Trails in the Redwoods. The League, The Garden Club of America, The Student Conservation Association and California State Parks are restoring the beloved River Trail in Humboldt Redwoods State Park
  • Wild Hope: The World Above Us. Emily Burns, Save the Redwoods League Director of Science, writes about researching in the redwood canopy. First published in Wild Hope magazine.
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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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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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