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Monday, January 25, 2010

Save the Redwoods League 2009 report...

Members Make 2009 a Good Year for Redwoods

Happy New Year! We look forward to your support in 2010.

Thanks to our members’ and partners’ generous support, 2009 has been a momentous year for Save the Redwoods League:

We acquired 120 acres of key redwood forestlands, transferred more than 500 acres to public agencies and supported protection of 5,630 acres. These raise the total acres protected to more than 181,000.

read their 2009 annual report:

In the 2008-9 fiscal year, we and our partners protected more than 1,100 acres of redwood forestlands valued at $8 million and transferred 831 acres to state or national
parks, reserves and federal wilderness. Despite the economic downturn, the need to save redwoods from real-estate development and timber harvesting remains.


--76 acres of old-growth redwood forest and a total of 298 acres near the mouth of the Klamath River in Del Norte County.

--46 acres of redwoods surrounded by Humboldt Redwoods State Park

--160 acres expands wildlife habitat in the King Range National Conservation Area of Humboldt county,

--The League facilitated the purchase and transfer of 160 acres to Montgomery Woods State Natural Reserve in April 2008. (Mendocino COunty)

--A $480,000 land conservation agreement with the Annapolis Milling Company now protects one of the last remnants of ancient redwood forest in Sonoma County. The agreement ensures that the 20-acre grove just south of Soda Springs Reserve is permanently protected from
timber harvest and vineyard conversion.

5,600 Acres Protected on Sonoma Coast

Save the Redwoods League and nine other partners last month helped the Sonoma Land Trust acquire the stunning 5,630-acre Jenner Headlands, including 3,100 acres of redwood and Douglas-fir forest. The parcel includes eight watersheds (Russian Gulch pictured), numerous threatened and endangered species, dramatic views, extensive opportunities for future recreation and a spectacular segment of the California Coastal Trail. North of the town of Jenner where the Russian River meets the Pacific Ocean, the land was purchased for $36 million. Our members made the League’s support of this project possible.


See Aerial Photos of our state's Redwood parks

--and note the clear-cutting devastation outside the park boundaries by our state's timber lords

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