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League calls on Legislature to put climate bond before California voters in 2024


Save the Redwoods League joined a chorus of conservation groups today in calling for the California State Legislature to place a $15 billion climate bond on the November 2024 ballot. Such a bond would fund programs that improve and protect water and air quality, strengthen community climate resilience, mitigate wildfires, provide recreational access to the outdoors and protect natural resources.

Last Chance Grade overlooking highway

As Last Chance Grade Crumbles, Caltrans Considers Two Solutions


In Northern California, the famed coastal Highway 101 winds through some of the world’s last ancient coast redwood forest. For decades, a 3.5-mile section of the highway between Eureka and Crescent City, known as Last Chance Grade, has been plagued by landslides and frequent closures, with no viable alternate routes for the local community, commerce or tourism. The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has been working with local stakeholders for 10 years on a solution. Tragically, their final two roadway alternatives will have substantial impacts on nearby old-growth redwood forest.

Portrait of Jennifer Tapken

Save the Redwoods League Names Jennifer Tapken as Chief Operating Officer


Save the Redwoods League today announced that Jennifer Tapken has been named chief operating officer. Tapken will oversee and direct all aspects of the League’s human resources and operations needs while advancing the organization’s diversity, equity and inclusion values. Tapken brings more than 15 years of human resources and operations experience to the growing nonprofit, one of the country’s oldest conservation organizations.

A forest road surrounded by burned redwood trees

Governor’s proposed funding for wildfire, state parks are bold steps in the right direction


Today Governor Gavin Newsom announced a bold, responsible investment in funding for land conservation, forest restoration, climate adaptation, wildfire resilience and recovery. Funding will acquire new State Park land, restore fire resilience in California’s forests and launch renewed future for Big Basin and other state parks impacted by last year’s wildfires.