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Big Basin nature museum

Fire at Big Basin Redwoods State Park derails nature museum project

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Fire destroyed the Big Basin Redwoods State Park Nature Museum. Work on the project was well underway in the original building when the CZU August Lightning Complex Fire came through the headquarters on Aug. 18, destroying everything.

Snowshoeing in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. Photo by Patrn, Flickr Creative Commons

12 Ideas for Winter in the Redwoods

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Everyone should have a chance to experience the magic of snow-draped sequoia, and this year, conditions are perfect. There’s plenty of snow and plenty of ways to get out and enjoy it. So if you’re craving a day in the forest, here are some ideas for where to go and what to do when the snow falls.

Save the Redwoods League Announces Special Birthday Edition of ‘Free Second Saturday’ in 100+ parks statewide: 100 Parks for 100 Years

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To celebrate 100 years of saving California’s iconic redwood forests, Save the Redwoods League, California State Parks and 24 park agencies are offering free day-use admission to more than 100 redwood parks statewide on the second Saturday of October. This special edition of this popular program will take place on October 13 during celebration week.

Last-Minute Summer Camping Guide

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A group searching for a summer weekend campsite at the last minute is common, says Anderson. And scoring that weekend is far from impossible, with the right approach. Here’s how to squeeze in that spontaneous weekend trip to your favorite park.

ave of giants

Experience the Redwoods from Afar in ‘Close Encounters’

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Reading the perspective of someone who has never seen a redwood forest, I got to vicariously experience the redwoods for the first time again. I wanted to share “Close Encounters with Coastal Giants” with you, so that you can enjoy it, too.

Transamerica Redwood Park in San Francisco. Photo by TheWestEnd, Flickr Creative Commons

Super Bowl and Redwoods – What Could They Possibly Have in Common?

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NOTHING! Well, almost nothing… Really, the only thing they share in common is bringing people together outdoors. Although it’s a far cry from a park or beach, at the very least, the Super Bowl will be played outside among a …

Roy’s Redwoods Open Space Preserve

16 Amazing Redwood Escapes near San Francisco

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If you’re like so many San Francisco Bay Area residents, nearby Muir Woods National Monument is your go-to place for a redwood-forest experience. But did you know about these 16 redwood parks within a one-hour drive of San Francisco?

The Inspiring Response to Free Redwood Parks Day

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Group after smiling group rolled into Samuel P. Taylor State Park on November 27 for the first Free Redwood Parks Day sponsored by Save the Redwoods League, all of them happy to be in the forest’s embrace instead of fighting mall crowds on Black Friday.

Map of 49 Redwood State Parks

Free Day-Use Admission to 49 State Parks on Friday

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Save the Redwoods League today announced Free Friday in the Redwoods — free admission to 49 participating California redwood state parks on Black Friday, November 27, 2015.

Peter Comanor, right.

Peter Comanor: An Investment to Protect ‘A Beautiful Earth’

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For botanist and plant ecologist Peter Comanor, the redwood forest is about receiving and giving. He first saw a redwood tree in an exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. It was, he recalled, an interesting and informative display, but it didn’t prepare him for his first visit to the redwood forest.

Mia Monroe, Site Supervisor at Muir Woods National Monument, has long collaborated with the League to share redwoods with the forest's 1.5 million annual visitors. Photo by Paolo Vescia

Mia Monroe: League, Partner Introduce Wonder of Redwoods to Masses

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Long before Mia Monroe began working as a ranger at Muir Woods National Monument 30 years ago, her family tree intertwined with the Save the Redwoods League. In 1945, the League hosted an international group of delegates tasked with creating …