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....Continued
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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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.
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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
- 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.
- Press Democrat: Save the Redwoods League buys 83 acres of forest near Mendocino. The League purchased Big River-Mendocino Old-Growth Redwoods, with your help.
- Mendocino Beacon: Save the Redwoods League saves Big River old growth redwoods. Because of donations from members around the nation, the League was able to buy Big River-Mendocino Old-Growth Redwoods.
- California Magazine: Saving the Sequoias: The Most Magisterial of Trees in California Face a Big Risk. League grantee Richard Dodd describes his research.
- Humboldt Beacon: Redwood Prep students create art through ecosystems. Kids learn about the redwood forest, thanks to your League gifts.
Less than 1 mile from the Pacific Ocean and the town of Mendocino, a two-track dirt road leads into a rare example of two forest types contained in one magnificent location: a pygmy forest and an ancient redwood forest that faces logging and development. See how you can protect the Big River-Mendocino Old-Growth Redwoods....Continued
- San Jose Mercury News: New national monument proposed for Santa Cruz coast (external link). The League is part of the coalition supporting establishment of the new monument.
- The Sacramento Bee: Provisions: Enhance your recreation and travel experience (external link). Download the League’s free A Family Guide to the Giant Sequoias.
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....Continued
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....Continued
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....Continued
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....Continued
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....Continued
Thousands of nature enthusiasts like you recently joined Save the Redwoods League and other conservation organizations at BioBlitz to inventory the plant and animal species that live in Muir Woods National Monument and several national park sites. You can help with research like this anytime, anywhere.Continued
Your thoughtful support enabled Save the Redwoods League to help create a temporary trail to beautiful Pfeiffer Falls in Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park after a fire cut off visitors from that popular destination. We still need your gifts to rebuild the permanent trail through the ancient forest. Learn more, do your part....Continued
More than $200,000 in research grants from Save the Redwoods League in 2013 and 2014 will fund projects that 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 redwood forests. Learn more our new research grant projects....Continued
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....Continued
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....Continued
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....Continued