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Managing and Stewarding Land

Watching for coyotes, bears and mountain lions, llamas guarded a goat herd that rid meadows of invasive bull thistle in 2014 and 2015 on the League's Cape Vizcaino property. Photo by Mike Shoys
The League's cooperative approach, in which working forests are managed alongside parks and reserves, allows for the permanent protection of more old-growth redwoods and wildlife habitat than would be possible otherwise.

Since 1918, Save the Redwoods League has worked to purchase and protect redwood forest lands, and thanks to your support we have protected more than 204,000 acres and helped develop dozens of redwood parks and reserves. These lands have all been impacted by human activity such as unsustainable logging. Careful restoration and ongoing stewardship are crucial to help these places provide clean water for people and wildlife, homes for imperiled animals and plants, as well as recreation and awe-inspiring scenery.

The League and our partners manage and steward private and public land by giving it the holistic care it needs to thrive. This can include activities such as conducting biological surveys and other environmental monitoring, building or removing infrastructure like trails and bridges, and restoration to help the land recover from past damage. Ensuring public access is often a good stewardship practice, too—the more people who can visit redwood forests, the more people who care about protecting them.

We support a comprehensive vision of forest conservation that includes working forests as well as protected parks and lands. Working forests, when managed responsibly, provide needed wood products and economic benefits while maintaining or improving the forest’s health. 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.

Our protection for redwood forests is unwavering, and our vision for the future of the redwoods is one in which the entire redwood forest ecosystem — public and private lands alike — will continue to thrive and adapt to change. As our forests are increasingly threatened by unsustainable logging, development and climate change, it is essential for conservationists and foresters to work together. This cooperative approach, in which working forests are managed alongside parks and reserves, allows for the permanent protection of more old-growth redwoods and wildlife habitat than would be possible otherwise.

Help us save more redwood forests. You can make your gift in memory or honor of an individual or organization.


League Stewardship Projects

Candelabra trees at Shady Dell. Photo by Mike Shoys

Shady Dell

Learn about the how we are working to restore the Enchanted Redwood Forest.
 

San Vicente Redwoods. Photo by William K. Matthias

San Vicente Redwoods

Learn about the restoration work we are doing in the San Vicente Redwoods forest.
 

Cape Vizcaino shelters old-growth redwood forest, grasslands, chaparral and beautiful, rugged coastline.

Cape Vizcaino

Learn about how the League and our partners have begun healing this land.
 

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