Redwoods Rising is a partnership of Redwoods National and State Parks and the Save the Redwoods League. Although these partners have been working together for years, Redwoods Rising will be officially established with an MOU signing in April 2017. Together, Redwood National and State Parks contain about 40,000 acres of old-growth redwood forests, which represent most of the last remaining old-growth coast redwood groves on Earth. In addition, the parks protect the world’s largest coast redwood forests and its tallest living trees. However, alongside these remaining primeval redwood stands are large swaths of forest that were once heavily harvested.
Redwoods Rising’s primary mission is to protect the remaining old-growth stands and restore redwood forest ecosystems. The partnership offers a unified approach to expand and connect the remaining patches of ancient trees and accelerate the recovery of previously logged stands, setting them on the path to becoming old-growth forests once again. It coordinates and integrates existing efforts to restore stream health and critical wildlife habitat, and create landscapes that will be resilient in the face of future change. It also facilitates partnerships with essential collaborators including local tribes, stakeholder groups, and community members. It also brings additional financial support to bear on newly defined landscape-scale restoration priorities.
- Redwoods National and State Parks
- Save the Redwoods League