In 2014, California State Parks (CSP) will be 150 years old. The park system has come a long way in that time; from the first park at Yosemite to the 280 parks that currently make our system the largest in the country, with nearly 70 million visitors every year. Our state parks are now an […]
Giant Thoughts | The League Blog
This is a place for personal insights into our work by Save the Redwoods League leaders, President and CEO Sam Hodder, Chief Program Officer Harry Pollack, Director of Science Emily Burns and Director of Outreach Jennifer Benito. Please join the conversation by posting your stories and comments.
We have probably all seen squirrels running around with a seed in tow, looking for the perfect place to bury their food for the winter. Some of these seeds do get eaten later, and some are forgotten and eventually grow into new trees. In this way, squirrels and other rodents move seeds around in a […]
Conservation easements are an incredibly important tool we use to help protect land. They can be confusing to understand, so my next few blogs will focus on different aspects of conservation easements to explain the concept and show why land conservation organizations like the League use conservation easements so often. This week I will explain […]
With California State Parks’ 150th anniversary just around the corner, it seems like a good time to reflect on the League’s role in shaping State Parks and to look back at our shared history. Since its inception in 1918, the League has been a partner of California’s state parks, and we have worked together to […]
Sweaters fade, electronic gadgets become obsolete, but redwood trees last for centuries. This holiday season, forget the frames and nix the novelties. Instead, help protect California’s redwoods by dedicating a tree or grove in honor of your loved ones this holiday season. For just a $1,000 donation, you may personally select and name an individual […]
The ability of redwoods to heal themselves is almost as remarkable as how incredibly tall they grow. Amazingly, coast redwoods can heal over a wound when they are injured from fire, are damaged by the wind, or even are cut down by the ax. A living tissue layer underneath the bark is responsibly for growing […]
Sam Hodder, president and CEO of Save the Redwoods League, sends his heartfelt thanks to all of you friends and supporters of the League. Tweet to @SamH4Redwoods and tell us what you’re thankful for!
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, and I sure have a lot to be grateful for this year. Our work at the League has never been more diverse or more important; and more than anything, I am thankful to have the opportunity to play a small part in protecting these incredible forests. I am thankful that the sulfur […]
Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. Not only is it a day spent with family and great food, but it also provides an opportunity to reflect on the year and express our gratitude. November marks my seventh anniversary working with the League, and other than the experience of immersing myself in the magic of […]
Not many people know this, but I can trace my career as a redwood conservation scientist back to Strybing Botanical Garden in San Francisco. It was during a field trip to Strybing in 1998 that I sat and sketched plants for hours with my fellow introductory biology students and decided I wanted to study plants […]