redwoods and fire

Two firegfighters stand on a ridge with fire and smoke

Backburning: fighting fire with fire

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Fire crews use backburning to protect important values such as homes, giant sequoia groves, and infrastructure like the Sequoia National Parks headquarters during the KNP Complex fire.

Burned redwood trees with green sprouts growing out of the bases and trunks

Post-wildfire lessons from San Vicente Redwoods

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Active stewardship and restoration at San Vicente Redwoods—which burned in the CZU Lightning Complex fire—is critical now as we approach the next fire season.

Video: League forest expert talks about redwoods and fire

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League Director of Science Kristen Shive, PhD, gave a talk about California’s unprecedented fire season in 2020 and its effects on our iconic coast redwood and giant sequoia forests.