The Save the Redwoods League
and California State Parks have launched a new digital field trip that explores the challenges, including wildfires, facing the giant sequoia forests, noted a news release.
(Photo credit Save the Redwoods League
and Mike Shoys)
California, US-based nonprofit Save the Redwoods League
has acquired the 730-acre Harold Richardson Redwoods Reserve in Sonoma County, California to permanently protect hundreds of old-growth redwoods and provide future public access to them, the group said.
I was a public member; I wouldn't say I had a constituency, but I certainly had a sympathy for what the Sierra Club and Save The Redwoods League
and other people wanted to do.
Their drive up the developing Redwood Highway--today's Highway 101 --brought them past the giant trees of Bull Creek Flats, and this forest glen became a top priority for the newly formed Save the Redwoods League
. The grove finally gained protection in 1931 when John D.
Thanks to the Mendocino Land Trust, the Conservation Fund and the Save the Redwoods League
, the activities started in 1923 continue today.
These included the Sempervirens Club, with a high proportion of female members, and the upper-crust Save the Redwoods League
, which Walker cites as the progenitor of green philanthropy.
According to the Save the Redwoods League
- created in 1918 to preserve the ancient forests of coastal redwoods, which led to the creation of the Redwood National and State Parks in the 1920s - it's believed the last ice age that ended about 10,000 years ago limited the trees to their present range along the Pacific Coast from central California to Southern Oregon.
This, at least, is what the Save the Redwoods League
told Laurence Rockefeller when he said he would buy any grove so long as it had the tallest redwood, which he planned to call Founders Tree.
In addition to his work with the Sierra Club, Leonard served as president of the Save the Redwoods League
, on the council of the Wilderness Society, and as national director of the Izaak Walton League.
The interesting thing is that prior to that time, [it was] the largest company that we dealt with--the Save The Redwoods League
dealt with--we bought the largest amount of acreage from the Pacific Lumber Company.