Since 1918, Save the Redwoods League protected and restored redwood forests in California and connected people with these forests’ peace and beauty. The organization buys redwood forests and the surrounding lands needed to nourish them. Then regenerate logged forests so they become beautiful havens for future generations, and study how to protect best and restore these global treasures. Finally, the organization connects people with these magical places.
The redwood forests are spectacular wonders of the world. As the greatest forests on the planet, they are home to the tallest and largest trees on the planet. And old-growth redwood forests store more carbon than any other known ecosystems.
What they do
After 1849, there was a bursting demand for lumber, which devastated the vast, ancient redwood forests that grew from Central California to Southern Oregon. Only five percent of the original coast redwood range still exists.
Since the founding in 1918, Save the Redwoods League, is focused on protecting and restoring this ancient treasure. By purchasing redwood forests and the surrounding land needed to nourish them, The League has protected over 200,000 acres of redwood forests and assisted in creating 66 redwood parks and reserves. They restore redwood forests with innovative technology and science that can enhance stewardship and quicken forest regeneration. And most important, they have connected hundreds of millions of people to nature. The League’s work is grounded in the principles of conservation biology, research, and improving people’s understanding and appreciation of the redwoods.
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