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Woman walking among redwoods at Cathedral Grove at Mailliard Ranch

What do we mean by ‘landscape-scale’ forest protection?

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Landscape-scale conservation aims to ensure that the interests of different stakeholders are met, instead of focusing on a single use of the land. This type of conservation supports communities, the economy, as well as the wildlife and natural resources of an area.

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Second-growth redwood stands on Andersonia West property.

Andersonia West

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A Key Habitat Corridor Along Mendocino’s Lost Coast, Protected Safeguarding hundreds of acres of old-growth coast redwoods and habitat for imperiled species.

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Cascade Creek

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Protection of this 564-acre property is crucial—not just for the rich natural assets of the property, but also for the biodiversity and ecological health of lands from the Santa Cruz Mountains to the Pacific Ocean.

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It’s Go Time for Redwoods Rising

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In the far reaches of the North Coast of California, young redwoods await their moment to become ancient giants. Save the Redwoods League has been dedicated to protecting land in what is now Redwood National and State Parks since the early 1920s. We’ve protected and transferred to the parks more than 140 properties, encompassing more than 55,000 acres.

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Sam Hodder with one of the giant sequoia at Alder Creek.

We Have to Save This Place

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And now, we can announce the pending acquisition of the largest unprotected sequoia grove. Alder Creek is located near Camp Nelson off Highway 190, and is surrounded by the Giant Sequoia National Monument. It’s no exaggeration to call Alder Creek a crown jewel of the giant sequoia. In both size and conservation value, it is comparable to the famous Mariposa Grove, Yosemite National Park’s iconic giant sequoia stand.

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An ancient redwood in the Grove of Titans. Photo by Max Forster

Heroes Unite to Protect Superhero Trees

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Home of some of the tallest and most extraordinary trees in the Santa Cruz Mountains, Portola Redwoods State Park provides visitors with a much-needed escape from life in nearby Silicon Valley.

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The extraordinary Grove of Titans. Photo by Max Forster

The Power of Partnership Will Protect the Grove of Titans

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Discovered in 1998, the Grove of Titans is a stand of gargantuan coast redwoods immured deep in the lush Mill Creek watershed. Their discovery was a momentous occasion in the world of redwoods conservation and science, and soon led to concerns about visitor impacts.

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The pristine South Fork of the Tule River rushes through Red Hill Grove. Photo by Paolo Vescia.

Red Hill Purchase: A Giant Conservation Win

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The purchase of Red Hill is a watershed event in giant sequoia conservation, and a particularly gratifying achievement for the League and our donors, given that 2018 is our Centennial year.

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Pristine unnamed creeks run through Harold Richardson Redwoods Reserve.

Hidden Gem to Become Future Redwood Park

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Nestled in the wooded hills just a few miles inland from the Sonoma coast lies an oasis of towering old-growth coast redwoods. It is a humbling, inspiring, and spectacularly beautiful place. This pristine 730-acre forest, as large as San Francisco Bay’s Angel Island, is the Harold Richardson Redwoods Reserve.

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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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