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Save the Redwoods League & New York Times Bestselling Author T. A. Barron Launch "Reading the Redwoods" Contest for Elementary Students Across the U.S.

Save the Redwoods League & New York Times Bestselling Author T. A. Barron Launch “Reading the Redwoods” Contest for Elementary Students Across the U.S.

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In celebration of Save the Redwoods League’s centennial in 2018, the League is organizing a reading contest to inspire young people to discover California’s redwood forests. Reading the Redwoods contest launches March 10, 2018 on ReadingtheRedwoods.org and will run for eight weeks.

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Camping at Big Basin Redwoods State Park. Photo: H.C. Tibbits, 1920s. Save the Redwoods League photograph collection. Courtesy of The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Bancroft Library at University of California, Berkeley, to present Sustaining Grandeur: The First 100 Years of Save the Redwoods League

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Marking the 100th anniversary of the founding of Save the Redwoods League, Sustaining Grandeur is an exhibition jointly organized by The Bancroft Library and the League. It explores the League’s first century of protecting from extinction true wonders of the world-California’s ancient coast redwood and giant sequoia forests.

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Redwoods Friday 2017, Nov. 24. Photo by Paolo Vescia

Save the Redwoods League to Provide Free Day-Use Admission to Visitors at 40+ Redwood State Parks on the Day after Thanksgiving

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Contacts: Robin Carr, Landis Communications Phone: (415) 971-3991 | Email: redwoods@landispr.com Adeline Yee, California State Parks Phone: 916-651-8725 | Email: Adeline.Yee@parks.ca.gov   Free day-use passes are limited and available first-come, first-served based on each park’s capacity. Download the full press Continued

Butano State Park. Photo by Julie Martin

Save the Redwoods League Launches Genome Project

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University of California, Davis, John Hopkins University and Save the Redwoods League today announced an ambitious plan to fully sequence the coast redwood and giant sequoia genomes — for the first time — utilizing conifer genetic sequencing techniques unavailable until now.

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Over 35,000 People Spent Black Friday Outdoors in California State Parks

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Contacts: Save the Redwoods League: Jennifer Benito-Kowalski | Cell: (415) 602-1037 | Email: jbenito@SaveTheRedwoods.org California State Parks: Gloria Sandoval | Cell: (916) 956-6814 | Email: Gloria.Sandoval@parks.ca.gov California State Parks Foundation: Linsey Fredenburg-Humes | Cell: (916) 204-5210 | Email: Linsey@calparks.org   Continued

Coast Redwood Science Symposium 2016. Photo of Redwood National Park by Michael Schweppe, Wikimedia Commons

Semi-Decadal Scientific Symposium Focuses on Iconic Coast Redwood Forest

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Coast Redwood Science Symposium 2016, hosted by the University of California. The three-day symposium will include general session speakers, concurrent presentations, poster presentations, a reception, and field trip opportunities to view current issues in redwood forest management on California’s North Coast.

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League donors’ gifts forever protect Westfall Ranch’s beautiful forest and meadows, which buffer Headwaters Forest Reserve, home of an ancient redwood forest. Photo by Mike Shoys

Save the Redwoods League Purchases Westfall Ranch to Buffer Headwaters Forest Reserve, Restore Elk River, Create New Trails

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Save the Redwoods League today announced that it purchased the scenic 77-acre Westfall Ranch to buffer Headwaters Forest Reserve south of Eureka, California. The League purchased the $1.1 million property from Andy and Sandy Westfall, preventing other potential owners from developing, subdividing or commercially logging the land. More than 3,000 League members donated to this project.

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Usal coast. Kenneth and Gabrielle Adelman

New 2.3 Mile Addition to #LostCoast Trail Offers First Public Access in 100 Years

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The spectacular #LostCoast hiking trail, the longest roadless stretch of land in 48 contiguous states, will grow by 2.3 miles to 60 miles at its southern end in Mendocino County when new the Peter Douglas trail opens. Douglas was the former Executive Director of the California Coastal Commission for 26 years and co-authored the Coastal Act. This year is the 40th anniversary of the California Coastal Act of 1976.

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