Policy

Picture of giant sequoia grove in Sequoia National Park.

Great American Outdoors Act signed into law

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President Donald Trump this week signed new legislation that will lock in billions of dollars for national parks, outdoor recreation facilities, and land conservation — including redwoods.

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Land and Water Conservation Fund

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The LWCF is now permanently reauthorized but still needs funding. It is up to each of us to let our Members of Congress know that access to public lands is an American value that must be protected.

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Waterfall at Portola Redwoods State Park. Photo by Patricia VanEyll

Prop 3, The Water Supply and Water Quality Act of 2018

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Voters Reject Prop 3, California Water Bond The California Water Bond was an $8.9 billion citizens initiative water bond placed on the November 2018 ballot, which would have invested in the state’s water infrastructure, funding projects to ensure safe drinking Continued

Prop 6 – SB1 Gas Tax Repeal

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California Voters Confirmed We Need the Gas Tax Prop 6, the Gas Tax Repeal, was rejected by 55% of voters on the November 2018 ballot. What does the gas tax have to do with conservation or redwoods? As it turns Continued

Speak Up for LWCF, the Top US Conservation Fund

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America’s most useful and cost-effective conservation program was allowed to expire this September, and we need your help to keep it going! For more than 50 years, the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) has helped protect wildlife habitat, build parks and trails, and connect communities to the outdoors in every county across the country – without using a single taxpayer dollar.

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Marbled murrelet is listed as "Endangered." Photo by Tim Lenz, Flickr Creative Commons

The Endangered Species Act

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The Endangered Species Act was signed into law in 1973, and is a bedrock statute in land protection and conservation. The intention of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) is to prevent wildlife species extinction, help imperiled species recover, and support Continued

Add your voice to keep our beloved monuments intact, including the pictured Giant Sequoia National Monument. Photo by William Croft

Defending Our National Monuments

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NEWS: The Trump administration is now seeking public comments on draft resource management plans after drastically reducing Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments. These draft plans do not protect the monuments’ irreplaceable values, and instead open them up to Continued

Marbled murrelet is listed as "Endangered." Photo by Tim Lenz, Flickr Creative Commons

The Endangered Species Act is Endangered

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The Department of the Interior is working to revise regulatory language in the ESA. The alarming proposal would allow for the analysis of economic impacts when considering listing species or considering protections — a reversal of the current statute.

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Smith River, Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park. Photo by Jon Parmentier

Congressman Seeks to Protect Redwoods, Rivers, and Communities

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Congressman Huffman — whose district oversees more ancient coast redwoods than any other — introduced his vision for California’s northwestern forests and wilderness areas, The Northwest California Wilderness, Recreation, and Working Forests Act of 2018.

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Visitors in the 1920s stand among colossal giant sequoia in what is now Calaveras Big Trees State Park. Photographer unknown, circa 1920s, Save the Redwoods League photograph collection, BANC PIC 2006.030. The Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley.

Celebrating 112 Years of the Antiquities Act

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On June 8, 1906, exactly 112 years ago today, the 26th president of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt, signed the Antiquities Act into law. It was this act that allowed the protection of places such as Muir Woods National Monument.

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Vote "Yes" on Prop 68 to help preserve the peace and beauty of the redwood forests for future generations to come. Photo by Paolo Vescia

Prop 68: The Clean Water and Safe Parks Act

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On June 5, 2018, voters will have the opportunity to pass Prop 68, authorizing $4.1 billion in bond funding for parks, natural resource protection, climate adaptation, water quality and supply, and flood protection. If approved by voters in June, the measure would enable the League to continue protecting and stewarding our beautiful redwood forests.

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Vote "Yes" on Prop 68. Photo by Paolo Vescia

Vote #YesOn68 and Tell a Friend

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Save the Redwoods League supports Proposition 68, the Clean Water and Safe Parks Act, because this measure will provide the investments we need to help keep California’s redwoods resilient and accessible to everyone. Help spread the word and vote #YesOn68!

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Show Your Support for Clean Water, Safe Parks

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As a California voter, you can make a transformational investment in our redwood forests and parks, and our state’s water resources by voting “yes” on June 5 for Proposition 68, the Clean Water and Safe Parks Act of 2018. The act would provide sorely needed funding to improve parks with new trails and visitor amenities and help our redwood parks remain healthy as the climate changes and our population grows. See how you can take action today.

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The League plans expanded access to the breathtaking Headwaters Forest Reserve with support from the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund. Speak up to reauthorize the program. Photo by Mike Shoys

Join Our Advocacy Campaigns, Contact Your Lawmakers

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Use your vote and voice to speak up for California’s iconic coast redwood and giant sequoia forests. Save the Redwoods League needs you to join our campaigns and stand for the redwoods: Learn the latest on three crucial funding sources and one bill that would protect our national monuments. And celebrate a conservation success in Oregon!

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