http://www.wildcalifornia.org/ Connecting Wild Places. (n.
d.). Retrieved January 18, 2018, from https://sempervirens.org/discover-redwoods/facts-history/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIg-uY4P_i2AIVAjFpCh03PgtUEAAYASAAEgKrBPD_BwE Facts & History. (n.d.).
Retrieved January 18, 2018, from https://sempervirens.org/protect-redwoods/how-we-do-it/ How We Do It. (n.d.). Retrieved January 18, 2018, from https://www.
savetheredwoods.org/what-we-do/our-work/protect/create/ Creating Parks and Reserves. (n.d.). Retrieved January 18, 2018, from Im glad that you asked about the California Redwoods because this is also something that interests me as well. I personally feel like the situation with these trees needs to be addressed more.
A large amount of people in the world are active on social media, and it is often that we see things on social media about animals becoming endangered or even going extinct. But, I never seem to see anything about our plants. So, I think a big thing we can do is first, spread more awareness.
Vocally and virtually. This could reach a larger amount of people.I found this on a Save The Redwoods page- “We protect redwoods by purchasing redwood forests and the surrounding lands needed to nurture them. Another way we protect forests is by acquiring conservation easements or agreements, which grant the League the legal right to safeguard the forest from harmful land use practices forever.” (https://www.savetheredwoods.
org/what-we-do/our-work/protect/) To help protect the redwoods and keep it privately owned some buy the timber harvest rights and retire them. “Since 1900, Sempervirens Fund has permanently protected more than 53 square miles of redwood forests in the Santa Cruz Mountains by raising more than $50 million to purchase and protect forest lands.” (https://sempervirens.
org/protect-redwoods/how-we-do-it/) You can even personally help them purchase more land by donating money to them. The website I have also just mentioned describes ways the unique trees help us. Like helping with climate change and supporting biodiversity.
To help protect more of these trees you could even sign and create petitions to get laws passed or fight against projects that would cause harm to the trees. You could probably also try to reach out to the Environmental Protection Information Center and get involved! (http://www.wildcalifornia.org/)Hi Keisha,