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In 2014, logging roads were decommissioned and trees planted to speed development of old-growth forest characteristics on parts of the Headwaters Forest Reserve that were extensively logged. Photo by Humboldt State University
Save the Redwoods League restores logged areas and surrounding land by identifying what the forest needs to recover, whether it’s planting seedlings or removing old logging roads. We also manage these lands so that these old forests of the future will harbor clear, fish-filled streams and diverse plants and animals. These features are among the hallmarks of an ancient redwood forest.

Ecological Restoration

Ancient redwood forest once covered 2 million acres (the size of three Rhode Islands). Today, after decades of logging, most of the redwood forest is young. Ecological restoration helps the forest return to the old-growth conditions upon which many plants and animals depend for their survival—in other words, it fixes what humans have broken.

The vision of restoration is to foster the development of a thriving forest full of majestic trees, healthy waterways and diverse wildlife. Restoration is critical in protecting imperiled species like the spotted owl, marbled murrelet, and coho salmon, which have lost much of their ancient forest habitat.


Land Restoration

With your support, we are restoring the former logging site, Mill Creek. This forest has a lot of problems such as crumbling roads, which could cause catastrophic landslides that harm threatened salmon. Photo by Evan Johnson

Current Restoration Projects

Read about land and waterways we are restoring that also need your help.

The Coastal Trail, Last Chance section, Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park. The League has been working closely with CSP to restore the surrounding land and streams for imperiled salmon in this park's Mill Creek forest. Photo by David Baselt

Why We Restore Land and Waterways

Learn about why it’s crucial to restore forests and streams in the redwood regions.

Logging Mill Creek

How We Restore Land and Waterways

Read about the many ways we help forests recover and how you can help!

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