We protect redwoods by purchasing redwood forests and the surrounding lands needed to nurture them. Another way we protect forests is by acquiring conservation easements or agreements, which grant the League the legal right to safeguard the forest from harmful land use practices forever.
Our science-based Vibrant Forests Plan guides our efforts to protect and restore redwood forests. This plan identifies where we need to protect land to strengthen the forests we have conserved since our founding in 1918.
The Vibrant Forests Plan incorporates the theory and principles of conservation biology. These principles guide Save the Redwoods to protect large blocks of contiguous redwood land that embrace the diversity of the forest.
Acquisition of land is only the first critical step in protecting redwood forests. Once land has been purchased, the League and our partners begin the never-ending work of ensuring that the redwood forest has the proper care to thrive. We support a comprehensive vision of forest conservation that includes working forests as well as protected parks and lands. This model ensures the long-term economic viability of the forest, preventing it from being developed or converted for other uses. Meanwhile, old-growth stands and wildlife habitats are preserved.
How We Protect Redwoods