Sonoma County

An insider’s look at the Russian River Redwoods


League President and CEO Sam Hodder offers an up-close look at Russian River Redwoods as he shares the incredible opportunity to save this magnificent forest and the beloved Clar Tree. Learn more about the Russian River Redwoods project and how …

Aerial view of redwood forest

Help rewrite the story of Russian River Redwoods


A protected redwood forest would support biodiversity, scenic beauty, and climate resilience Curving dreamily through Sonoma County, the Russian River is famous for its dramatic landscape of soaring coast redwoods. Visitors come from around the world to view the old-growth …

NBC Nightly News: Go inside a secret grove of centuries-old California redwoods

Go inside a secret grove of centuries-old California redwoods


There’s a magical place in Sonoma, California where hundreds of acres of centuries-old redwoods have gone untouched. The land was owned by the Falk family for generations, until they recently sold it to Save the Redwoods League to preserve, with plans to allow the public in.

Local Funding Measures Support Redwoods


Save the Redwoods League is supporting two important local funding measures on the November 2018 ballot for local and regional parks.

The ancient redwood forest of Harold Richardson Redwoods Reserve has remained largely untouched for thousands of years. Photo by Mike Shoys

Harold Richardson Redwoods Reserve


Nestled in the wooded hills along the Sonoma coast within the ancestral land of the Kashia Band of Pomo Indians, there’s a hidden wonder that has remained intact for thousands of years — 730 acres of incredible forest known as Harold Richardson Redwoods Reserve.

15-acre addition to the Grove of Old Trees park

The Grove of Old Trees


Save the Redwoods League has expanded the Grove of Old Trees park to 48 acres by purchasing a neighboring 15-acre property and deeding it to LandPaths, the Grove’s owner and manager. Containing old-growth coast redwoods, oak woodland, grassland and a stretch of Coleman Valley Creek, this newly acquired property is a priority identified by the League’s Vibrant Forests Plan.

Jenner headlands Courtesy Sonoma Land Trust, Stephen Joseph Photography

Jenner Headlands Preserve


Where Russian River meets Pacific Ocean, dramatic views, small streams, coastal prairies, spring wildflowers, redwood and Douglas-fir forest. Spotted owls, coho salmon, steelhead trout, peregrine falcons.

Lake Sonoma Recreation Area, by David McSpadden Flickr CC

Lake Sonoma Recreation Area


Huge lake surrounded by oak woodlands and (on west side) redwoods and other conifers. Boating, fishing, camping, water skiing, hiking, horseback riding, archery, frisbee golf. More than 1 million visitors yearly.

Soda Springs Reserve, by Mike Shoys

Soda Springs County Reserve


A small county park east of Sea Ranch. Short hiking trails through beautiful redwoods along Soda Springs Creek. Fishing.

Stillwater Cove. by Darvin Atkeson

Stillwater Cove Regional Park


Near Jenner, ocean views and a small beach, plus meadows and coastal forest. Kayaking, birding, fishing. Historic Fort Ross Schoolhouse.

Bodega Bay, Sonoma Coast State Park. Photo by Michael Olsen, Flickr Creative Commons

Sonoma Coast State Park


With its sandy beaches, rugged headlands and miles of trails, picturesque Sonoma Coast State Park offers a bounty of recreational opportunities for everyone.

Fort Ross

Fort Ross State Historic Park


Located 12 miles north of Jenner, California, Fort Ross offers striking coastal scenery and a fascinating historical perspective.

Austin Creek

Austin Creek State Recreation Area


Just a few miles north of the Russian River at Guerneville, Austin Creek SRA and Montgomery Woods are complementary. Austin Creek is sunny and open, with grasslands and rolling hills dotted with other conifers and oaks.

Armstrong Redwoods

Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve


Just a few miles north of the Russian River at Guerneville, Armstrong Redwoods and Austin Creek are complementary parks totaling more than 6,000 acres.

Photo by Save the Redwoods League

Grove of the Old Trees


Grove of the Old Trees is an accessible, stunning 28-acre redwood stand on a ridgetop in Occidental.

Photo by Benjamin Pender, Flickr Creative Commons

Salt Point State Park


Salt Point State Park is 90 miles north of San Francisco on the winding coastal Highway 1.