Initial findings were released August 14, 2013. These results will help inform important decisions about how to protect and restore redwood forests.
The Leadership Funding Partners and members of the Initiative Task Force are helping lead the way to secure adequate funding for this important investigation.
To meet the pressing need for research on how redwoods can survive sweeping environmental changes, the League and redwoods scientists from UC Berkeley and Humboldt State University have launched the multiyear Redwoods and Climate Change Initiative. The team’s goal is to create a comprehensive climate adaptation strategy for the redwoods. Their findings will help focus League efforts on where to protect and restore redwood forestland according to climate change forecasts.
Working on scales from leaves to landscapes, no other team of investigators in the world has the unique and complementary skills to conduct this integrated 10-year investigation of redwoods. The investigation is to include a network of forest plots that can be monitored for more than 100 years. This program will yield data-based solutions to protect redwoods in a changing world.
The Redwoods and Climate Change Initiative will study the ecology of coast redwood and giant sequoia ecosystems in a changing world to inform forest conservation for the next 100 years and beyond.
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For more than 90 years, Save the Redwoods League has been dedicated to protecting the ancient redwood forests so all generations can experience the inspiration and majesty of redwoods. In 1850, there were nearly 2 million acres of ancient coast redwood forests in California. Today, less than 5 percent remains and faces threats from unsustainable logging practices, poorly planned development and global climate change. Since its founding in 1918, the League has completed the purchase of more than 190,000 acres of land.
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