Spring Bulletin 2004 ~ Save the Redwoods League by SaveRedwoods


									Planning for the Future
Save-the-Redwoods League has begun an exciting new chapter in the                                                                                   Save-the-Redwoods League
development of the Master Plan for the Coast Redwoods. The Master
Plan is a strategic, science-based planning process that helps the
League identify priority places that when conserved will ensure sur-
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vival of the ancient redwood forest for the coming millennium. The
Master Plan is a tool the League uses to identify priority actions, deter-
mine appropriate methods for protecting the most critical lands, and
identify partners. It enables the League to respond to opportunities
effectively within a planned context.

The Master Plan guides the League’s land acquisition program by
identifying important project areas and consolidating information to
assess opportunities initiated by landowners. All conservation deci-
sions made by the League will be based upon the Master Plan’s scien-
tific principles and strategies. The heart of the Master Plan is the iden-
tification of conservation strategies to foster protection of the ancient       The Master Plan:
redwood forest.                                                                  • Identifies remaining ancient
                                                                                   redwood forest
In 2003, the League completed the first of seven sub-region conserva-            • Assesses threats to the
tion plans focusing on the Santa Cruz Mountains. In partnership with               redwood forest
The Nature Conservancy and the North Coast Regional Land Trust                   • Gauges the visitor experience
the League is working on the next sub-region—Humboldt and Del
Norte Counties.                                                                  • Ascertains potential
                                                                                   conservation partners
                                                                                 • Recommends specific
                                                                                   conservation strategies

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                  9 PRINTED ON RECYCLED PAPER                                                                      Humboldt Forest Fire Fall 2003
                                                                                                                      Photo by Ian Condon
Letter from the Executive Director                                                                                                  League Advances Two Acquisitions
  Dear League Members,                                                                                 dropped back from the
                                                                                                       group to try to take it
                                                                                                                                    Vital to Protecting Forests
  In the heat of California’s fire season this last fall, a dry                                        in. The fire that crept      The League is pleased to report progress on two critical           Across Humboldt Redwoods State Park from Grizzly
  lightning storm struck Northern California igniting                                                  through the forest duff      acquisitions: the Carter property near Grizzly Creek               Creek is the League’s Corridor from the Redwoods to the
  more than fifty fires. From the air, water was dropped                                               had also climbed the         Redwoods State Park and a parcel within the Corridor from          Sea. The Corridor is one of the League’s largest
  on a blaze deep in the old growth redwood forest of                                                  trunks of many               the Redwoods to the Sea owned by Sierra Pacific Industries.        projects, encompassing thousands of acres stretching
  Humboldt Redwoods State Park’s Canoe Creek                                                           beautiful old trees                                                                             from Humboldt Redwoods State Park—the largest
  watershed. But it soon became clear that hand crews                                                  leaving burn scars as        Thanks to a resounding response from our members at                contiguous reserve of ancient redwoods in the world—
  would be necessary to extinguish that fire in the remote                                             high as 80 feet. Many        the end of 2003, we raised the entire purchase price for           to the King Range National Conservation Area, the
  reaches of the world’s largest old growth redwood forest.                                            dead snags had burned        the Carter property in only 3 months! We are moving                longest roadless coastal stretch in the lower-48 states.
                                                                                                       up completely. Some          ahead with the purchase and expect to be able to                   This spring the League purchased 965 acres from Sierra
  For days, crews tried without success to cut a trail up                                              still smoldered, smoky       transfer the property to the State Parks later this year.          Pacific Industries to expand protection of forest and
  steep slopes through dense huckleberry to the fire. The               Photo by Ruskin Hartley        wisps curling through        In the meantime, this 33.5 acre parcel along the scenic            grasslands bordering several miles of the Mattole River
  fire would ultimately burn 11,500 acres before it was                                             the sunlight. Holes             Van Duzen River will remain protected, providing                   and its tributaries. Grants from the State’s Wildlife
  contained a month later.                                             opened in the forest floor where roots had burned,           critical habitat for the endangered marbled murrelet               Conservation Board and a major foundation made the
                                                                       leaving deep subterranean cavities. Clustered,               and helping forge a key habitat connection for wildlife            purchase possible. The League is working with the
                              Fire destroys. But fire also             blackened stubs bristled where sword ferns once had          between Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park to the east              Bureau of Land Management and an adjacent land
                              creates and is a natural                 stood. Fire destroys.                                        and Cheatham Grove to the west. Our thanks go out                  owner on property transfer plans. These plans would
                              process central to the ancient                                                                        to everyone who contributed to this important project.             include conservation easement restrictions that would
                              redwood forest’s                         But as we walked, we began to see a hoary white foam                                                                            maintain the biological health of the land.
                              sustainability. The success of           lacing the foot of the blackened trunks: a fungus that
                              the League’s work to save the            none of the scientists had ever seen, responding to this
                              redwoods is measured by                  rare fire in the ancient redwoods. Soon we noticed five
                              protecting core forest reserves
                              large enough to support
                              dynamic natural processes. If
                                                                       inch green shoots stretching through the cinders at the
                                                                       foot of trees. Will any of these mature to stand in the
                                                                       forest of the future? Probably not, but what a display of
                                                                                                                                    Education Grants Make a Connection
                                                                                                                                    The League’s education grants program seeks to connect             to Redwood National Park, and funding development
  Photo by Ruskin Hartley     the Canoe Creek fire had                 the redwood’s resilience.                                    children with the redwoods by underwriting field trips,            of new interpretive material for use in redwood state
                              started in a dense, young                                                                             forest stewardship programs, and curriculum                        parks by interpretive associations.
  stand, the intense heat of the fire could have consumed              Many challenges                                              development. This year twenty-three grants were awarded
  old growth trees. Instead, the fire remained relatively              remain to save the                                           to schools and interpretive associations statewide.                If you know a school, teacher, or student committed to
  cool as it burned the forest duff, creeping along the                redwoods. We                                                                                                                    redwood education, we encourage you to check the
  forest floor through the old-growth. Where the fire                  continue to fund                                             Students at South Fork High School located on the                  League’s website for grant program details.
  moved into second growth forests, the fight was fierce               research to learn                                            Avenue of the Giants in Humboldt Redwoods State
  and dangerous.                                                       what the redwood                                             Park, will use grant funding to study redwood forest
                                                                       forest needs to                                              ecology. Biology students “see what true science is like”
  In its 85 years, Save-the-Redwoods League has                        support and                                                  said teacher Melinda Bailey. “South Fork High School is
  protected more than 160,000 acres in California’s state              withstand fire. And                                          committed to educating our students about the
                                                                                                Photo by Ruskin Hartley
  redwood parks. Today the League continues to                         with your support,                                           importance of maintaining vital and rare ecosystems for
  purchase unprotected old growth stands and                           we continue to buy land to restore and protect the           present and future generations.” With guidance from

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Photo by Melinda Bailey
  surrounding second growth forests that, in time, will                ancient forests that connect us with the primeval past       local university scientists, students will install a solar-
  develop characteristics of the ancient forest and bolster            and reach forward to an unimaginable future. I hope          powered sensor in a large redwood tree to monitor
  the forest’s resistance to the threats of fire and flood.            you will visit the redwood forest this summer. No            relative humidity, light, and temperature. Tracking
                                                                       matter where you go, you will see evidence of the fires      changes in the tree’s microclimate introduces
  A month after the Canoe Creek fire was declared                      that for centuries have shaped the forest and you will       fundamental biology principles.
  “contained”; I hiked into Canoe Creek with a group of                relish the persistence and peace of the redwoods.
  Park rangers and scientists. I had heard how the fire                                                                             Other grants are enabling students in Los Angeles to
  was beneficial: that “it did what it was supposed to do”.                                                                         study the giant sequoia through art, transporting                 Above: Mogan and James sampling water. South Fork High
  But I was unprepared, shocked by the change. I                                                                                                                                                      School is committed to educating their students about the
                                                                                                                                    students from inner-city Richmond into the redwood
                                                                                                                                                                                                      importance of maintaining vital and rare ecosystems for
                                                                                                                                    forest, providing raingear to keep students dry on trips          present and future generations.

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New Trail Route
Climbs to Commanding
View of the Forest
 Hikers will have the
                                                   Fire in the Ancient Redwoods                                                                                                                                                                                     Historic Role of Fire
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Lolangkoks people of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Sinkyone tribe inhabited most
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    of what is now Humboldt
 opportunity for a true
 wilderness experience with the
 re-design of the Johnson
                                                                                  Humboldt Redwoods State Park                                                                                                                                                      Redwoods State Park. The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Lolangkoks spent the warm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    months hunting in the upper
 Camp Trail at Humboldt
 Redwoods State Park. This
 challenging, 5.5-mile route
                                    C     rackling and snapping echoed
                                          above the rippling currents of the
                                     South Fork Eel River as white smoke
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     that is now Humboldt Redwoods State
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Park, majestic redwood forests were
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     leveled as far as the eye could see.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    elevations for black-tailed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    deer, Roosevelt elk and small
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    game and spent the rest of the
                                     veiled the primeval forest. Ignited by a                                                                                                                                        Thankfully, the Redwood Highway also           year near the Eel River fishing
 begins in the ancient               lightning strike in September 2003, the                                                                                                                                         brought prominent conservationists,            for salmon and steelhead. The
 redwoods of Bull Creek Flat,        Canoe Fire — centered in Humboldt                                                                                                                                               John C. Merriam, Madison Grant, and            Lolangkoks and their way of
 deep in the shadows of many         Redwoods State Park south of Eureka                                                                                                                                             Henry Fairfield Osborne who recognized         life disappeared with the
 of the world’s tallest trees. As    — was the largest fire in old growth                                                                                                                                            the imminent threat of destruction and         arrival of the settlers leaving
 the trail contours up toward        redwoods on record. The fire burned                                                                                                                                             resolved to act quickly. They founded          behind no record of their
 Grasshopper Peak, redwoods          11,500 acres, including nearly 7,400                                                                                                                                            Save-the-Redwoods League the following         cultural practices.
 give way to Douglas-fir,            acres of ancient forest.                                                                                                                                                        year. Dramatic photographs in The
 madrone, and tanoak. The                                                                                                                                                                                            National Geographic, told the story of         It is believed that, like other
 new trail crosses Miller,           This natural wildfire did not kill most                                                                                                                                         the destruction of the redwood forest          local tribes, the Lolangkoks used
 Connick, and Tepee Creeks,          trees. Rather, it rejuvenated vegetation                                                                                                                                        and inspired people across the country         fire to keep grasslands open for
 as they rush to join Bull           and cleared ground cover fuels that can                                                                                                                                         to join the League in saving the               game and to manage oak groves
 Creek below. The trail ends at      cause catastrophic blazes. Within weeks,                                                                                                                                        redwoods. In 1921, the League                  for acorn production. These
 Johnson Camp, after a 1400          from the base of scorched redwoods,                                                                                                                                             completed its first purchase in the heart      fires, and others caused by
 foot climb in elevation.            new sprouts appeared and clover-like                                                                                                                                            of the forest which became Humboldt            lightning spread across the
 Hikers are rewarded by the          redwood sorrel emerged from the ashes.                                                                                                                                          Redwoods State Park.                           countryside until stopped by
 commanding view of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    natural barriers, the onset of fall

                                                                                                                                                                                           Photo by Ruskin Hartley
 world’s largest old growth          “This is the first significant old growth                                                                                                                                       With persistence over more than eight          rains, or the lack of fuels due to
 redwood forest stretching           burn that we’ve had in this generation                                                                                                                                          decades, sometimes acquiring five acres,       previous fires. They caused
 below.                              of ecologists and fire fighters,” says Jay                                                                                                                                      sometimes five thousand, the League has        significant changes to forest
                                     Harris, senior state parks resource                                                                                                                                             succeeded in protecting more than              fuels, forest species composition
 The trail’s redesign will           ecologist. “We’re going to learn volumes                                                                                                                                        51,000 of the Park’s 53,000 acres. It is       and the amount of bare soil
 enhance the park visitor’s          from this.” Harris noted that one reason                                                                                                                                        the largest California State redwood           available for plant rooting.
 enjoyment, minimize impacts         the ancient forest withstood the fire so                                                                                                                                        park, protecting the greatest expanse of
 on resources, and increase
 trail sustainability. The
                                     well was the height of lateral branches          “This is the first significant old-growth burn that we’ve had in this genera-                                                  contiguous old growth redwood forest in        Fire has long
                                     above the ground. In the dark of the                                                                                                                                            the world. More than 60 percent of the         played a
 original trail                                                                       tion of ecologists and fire fighters. We’re going to learn volumes from this”
                                                         ancient redwood                                                                                                                                             world’s tallest trees thrive along the         significant role in
 which followed                                          forest, lower limbs                                                     JAY HARRIS                                                                          park’s Bull Creek, in towering ancient         shaping the
 an old roadbed,                                         drop off so that in                                        SENIOR STATE PARK RESOURCE ECOLOGIST                                                             forests that are thousands of years old.       redwood forests
 will be stabilized                                      many trees there are                                                                                                                                                                                       of Humboldt
 to prevent                                              no branches for more         Old growth redwoods’ thick bark and                     woodpeckers, moist habitat for                                         Whether the redwoods are enjoyed by            Redwoods State
 erosion and                                             than 100 feet.               low resin also make them fire-resistant.                California clouded and black                                           driving leisurely down the Avenue of the       Park.
 sedimentation of                                        In younger forests,          Although not fatal to the tree, fire does               salamanders, nests for woodrats, and                                   Giants through spectacular old growth          Understanding
 waterways. The                                          lateral branches on          often burn large basal hollows — termed                 nutrients for the soil. Trees falling into                             forests, following the self-guided nature      fire’s role will be
 new trail will                                          tree trunks serve as         “goosepens” because early settlers penned               the streams will create slow, deep pools                               trail along the Eel River in the Founders      important to reforestation efforts
 open in spring                                          ladders conducting           chickens, geese, and other livestock                    vital for chinook and coho salmon.                                     Grove — named for the Save-the-                as the League works with park
 2005, when it is                                        flames from the forest       inside. Today, goosepens provide shelter                                                                                       Redwoods League founders — or                  managers to recreate a semblance
 certain to spark                                        floor up into the                                                                                                                                           venturing out on longer hikes in the
                                                                                      to silver foxes, coyotes, and bobcats, and              Home of the League                                                                                                    of the old growth forests that
                                                         canopy where the fire        host nesting bat colonies. The old                                                                                             10,000-acre Rockefeller Forest, a visit to     existed prior to logging.
 among hiking                                            increases in intensity                                                               In 1917, Highway 101 (the “Redwood                                     Humboldt Redwoods State Park will
                                                                                      growth redwoods that did fall in the
 enthusiasts and                                         and can completely                                                                   Highway”) brought large-scale                                          inspire any visitor.
                                                                                      Canoe Creek fire will eventually provide
 nature lovers.                                          consume the forest.                                                                  mechanized logging into Southern                                                     written by Elaine Miller Bond
                                             Photo by                                 foraging opportunities for pileated
                                                                                                                                              Humboldt County. Leading to the area
                                    Stephen Underwood

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    Redwood Leadership Society
    The Redwood Leadership Society is Save-the-Redwoods League’s premiere circle of donors, providing the financial
    foundation for the League’s vital efforts to protect and preserve the remaining ancient redwood forest. Save-the-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Mill Creek Redwoods Restoration
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 The League and its conservation partners have embarked on an ambitious journey to
    Redwoods gratefully acknowledges these generous supporters who made 2003 such a success. Your dedication to pre-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 restore the forests and streams of Mill Creek. Spurred by the purchase of 25,000
    serving redwood forests is invaluable.
    CIRCLE OF THE ANCIENT FOREST                 Clare and Gordon Johnson Trust                 Robert and Frances Connick                   Mr. James Miklich
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 acres of forest in June 2002, our shared vision is to restore the rich complexity of the
    ($50,000 AND ABOVE)                          Waidy Lee and Earl Killian                     Mr. William H. Davis                         Janet L. Mills                                                                                                      ancient redwood forest to this landscape. Strategically located at the northern extent
    Bella Vista Foundation                       Peter H. Mattson                               Mrs. Lillian DeKeno                          Ms. Elizabeth Mitamura
    Estate of Ruth P. Cummings                   Estate of James O. McCaldin                    Mr. and Mrs. Frank G. Delfino                Tom & Marilyn Morrish                                                                                               of the redwoods range, Mill Creek completes watershed protection for the primordial
                                                 Kenneth and Eileen Norris Foundation           Mr. Jeffrey L. Dennis                        Gerry Murphy
    Estate of Emilie deHellebranth
    Estate of Ruth Fields                        Mary Belle O'Brien and Georgia A. Heid         Raj and Helen Desai                          Mr. William J. Myrick
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 forests of Jedediah Smith and Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Parks and creates a
    Estate of Margaret Lichenheim                Carole and Ira Pittelman                       Ms. Patti Deuter                             Mr. and Mrs. Sheldon W. Nash                                                                                        landscape-scale linkage between the Pacific Ocean, Redwood National and State
    The Hubert P. Macklin Charitable Remainder   Prisanlee Fund                                 Mr. and Mrs. Martin Donald                   National Geographic Society
        Annuity Trust                            Mr. and Mrs. George P. Putnam                  Sandra D. Donnell and Justin M. Faggioli     Thomas J. Nerger                                                                                                    Parks and the inland forests of the Klamath-Siskiyou bioregion.
    Evelyn M. Mitchell Trust                     Mrs. Eleanor C. Robbins                        East Bay Community Foundation                New York Community Trust
    Estate of Almeda H. Scott                    The Schwab Fund for Charitable Giving          Mr. and Mrs. E. Dan Ervin                        Community Funds
    Estate of Loren R. Simpson Jr.               Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. West                    Donald and Kathleen Faul                     Estate of Thorkild Nielsen                                                                                          In the past twelve months, the focus has been on immediate restoration needs: iden-
    Mrs. Dolores Straw                           William D. Witter Foundation                   Mr. John Fitts                               Mr. Kazuhiko Ninomiya
    Estate of Tova Wiley                         Anonymous (2)                                  Flori Foundation                             Ms. Heidi Nitze                                                                                                     tification and repair of eroding roads, ecological thinning of dense, young forests,
    Mr. Thurston Womack and Ms. Charlotte                                                       Foundation for Science and Theology, Inc.    The Oakmead Foundation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 and monitoring of the five salmon species inhabiting Mill Creek.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Photo by Stephen Corley
        Cranmer                                  CROWN CIRCLE                                   Richard A. Gale                              The Nathan M. Ohrbach Foundation
    Anonymous (2)                                ($2,500 - $4,999)                              Mr. Jerry Ganz                               Mr. Gilman Ordway
                                                 Mr. John E. Allen                              Ms. Leslie Scopes Garcia                     Goldie Otter's Trust
    MONARCH CIRCLE                               Mr. Jobst Brandt                               Mr. Terry Garcia                             Ms. Julie E. Packard and Mr. Robert Stephens                                                                        The restoration of the forests and streams at Mill Creek is an ambitious undertaking.
    ($20,000 - $49,999)                          Ms. Rebecca Brooks-Fournier                    Mr. Jason Garlick                            Laird U. Park, Jr. Charitable Lead Unitrust*
    Mrs. LaDuska J. M. Adriance                  Frank A. Campini Foundation                    Ms. Marjorie L. Garlick                      Roderic B. Park                                                                                                     Given the longevity of the redwood forest and the time it takes individual trees to
    Mrs. Eloise C. Goodhew Barnett               Robert W. Carlson, M.D. and Stacey Starcher    Mr. Robert B. Garner
                                                                                                Paul J. Gerstley
                                                                                                                                             In memory of N. Frances Hoogner Patty
                                                                                                                                             Mrs. Joyce H. Payne
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 achieve the characteristics of ancient monarchs, it is also a lengthy undertaking. The
    Mr. James L. Boone and                       Charles H. Dana
        Mr. Joseph J. Bucuzzo                    Nicholas and Mary Dodge                        John C. Goetz                                Fredrick W. and Maryl L. Pement                                                                                     League and its partners are committed to ensuring that the remaining ancient forests
    Ernest P. Edwards                            Mr. and Mrs. James C. Duncan                   Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund                Peninsula Community Foundation
    David B. Gold Foundation                     Diane Daiss Felton                             Mr. Richard N. Goldman                       Patricia Price Peterson Foundation                                                                                  endure the pressures of population growth, resource extraction and climate change.
    Katharine D. Massel Family Trust             Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift Fund      Mrs. Janet M. Green                          Mr. and Mrs. Paul V. Roberts
    Oracle                                       Aleen J. Fowler Trust                          Ruth C. Greenberg                            B. T. Rocca, Jr. Foundation
    Organ Donors Memorial Grove Fund             Mack Fuhrer                                    Cynthia M. Grubb                             Robert and Susan Sall
    Mr. Hugh J. Roberts                          Mrs. Patricia Graham                           John C. Gunn                                 Mr. Leonard J. Schaustal, Jr.
                                                                                                Walter and Elise Haas Fund                   Karl and Gloria Schlaepfer
    Mr. and Mrs. Bill Thaxton
    Leslie H. and Nancy N. Whatley
                                                 Jean and Paul Hull
                                                 Donald J. and Laura W. Huisman                 James W. Hand, Jr.                           Mr. Steve Schultz                                                              Member Spotlight
    Estate of Harriette Lewis Williams           James L. Larson                                Susan and Gary Harbison                      W. Ford Schumann Foundation
                                                 The Christine Lively Trust                     Jack and Deyea Harper                        John M. Sherman
    Anonymous (2)
                                                 Ms. Elizabeth Massie                           Jane Turner Hart and Kevin Hart              Mr. and Mrs. Bernard J. Skehan                                                 Lucille Vinyard came by her love of the redwoods naturally.
    TITAN CIRCLE                                 Rolph-Nicol Fund                               Marion and Albert Heiken
                                                                                                Hendler Family Foundation
                                                                                                                                             Catherine A. Smith, Ph.D.
                                                                                                                                             Mrs. Jeanie K. Smith
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            A member of Save-the-Redwoods League for 20 years, an
    ($10,000 - $19,999)                          Mr. and Mrs. Mark A. Sapsford
    Robert V. Brown and Patricia M. Brown        Warren G. and Katharine S. Schlinger           Jane and Richard Hiers                       Norman F. Sprague                                                              environmental crusader for over 40 years, and a redwood
                                                     Foundation                                 Jill and Gerben Hoeksma                      Mrs. Evelyn B. Stark
    Reverend and Mrs. C. Frederick Buechner
                                                 Linda Hervey Simpson                           Mr. Richard E. Hoffman                       Mr. Max Stolz, Jr.                                                             advocate her entire life, Lucille tells the story of her
    Chester F. Chapin Charitable Lead Unitrust
    Edward Joseph Daly Foundation                Helmuth and Sigrid Spieler                     Mr. Thomas Hoffman
                                                                                                Annette Boushey Holland
                                                                                                                                             The Strong Foundation for
                                                                                                                                                 Environmental Values
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            grandmother, Lucille MacDonald, who in the early 1930s
    Mr. Ralph Eschenbach and                     Mary R. and Kenneth R. Wright
        Dr. Carol Joy Provan                     Anonymous (2)                                  Dr. & Mrs. Charles Holloway                  Valerie Y. Suslow                                                              rode her horse to a large old redwood and sat at its base to
                                                                                                Mrs. Helen L. Horen                          Ms. Susan E. Swanson
    Fiduciary Trust Company
    Mr. Dale H. Goodhew                          CANOPY CIRCLE                                  Mr. Charles Inge                             John D. Taylor                                                                 halt loggers from cutting it down. That tree still stands today.
                                                                                                The Inge Foundation                          Ms. Barbara A. Teichert
    Richard Grand Foundation                     ($1,000 - $2,499)
                                                                                                Ms. Millicent James                          Mr. Kent J. Thiry and Ms. Denise O'Leary
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Lucille carries on her grandmother’s active passion for the
    Harding Educational and Charitable           Adrian W. and Jane G. Adams
        Foundation                               Paul B. Althouse                               Mr. and Mrs. Leroy A. Jebian                 Ms. Melinda M. Thomas                                                          redwoods. “You can’t live among the redwoods without
                                                 Karen and Tucker Andersen                      Mr. Michael P. Jelf                          Ronald W. and Donna M. Thompson
    Estate Of Gertrude Hendricks
    David Husch                                  Jeanne and Lawrence Atherton                   Mr. Dwight L. Johnson                        Henry Timnick                                                                  thinking they are something very special. They surround you,
                                                                                                Mr. Jerry R. Juhl                            Ms. Eunice H. Tjaden
    Mr. L. David Knock                           The Ayco Charitable Foundation
                                                                                                Janey and Kevin Kaster                       Vitreus Foundation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            they are part of you.”
    Mr. and Mrs. Michael Lewis                   Ms. Cheryl Balukonis
                                                 Mr. Thomas A. Barron                           The Robert P. and Nancy J. King Foundation   Ms. Martha von Briesen
    Ms. Frances Joyce Marlin
                                                 Mr. Martin D. Bern                             Mr. and Mrs. George Kinkle                   Mr. and Mrs. Donn Walklet
    Mr. and Mrs. Charles Rehmus
    Mr. Frederick Rehmus                         Bishop Pine Fund                               Roxanne Klein                                Ellen C. Weaver                                                                Among a lifetime of redwood activism, Lucille counts as her
                                                                                                Mrs. David I. Kline                          Mr. and Mrs. Frank W. Wentworth
    Estate of Dorothy T. Ruess                   Michael Bitsko
                                                 Mr. Thomas S. Blount                           A.M.D. and Elizabeth G. Lampen               William P. Wentworth                                                           most memorable experience a trip to Washington DC where
    Anonymous (2)
                                                 George Bremser, Jr.                            Melvin and Joan Lane
                                                                                                Robert E. Lee, Jr.
                                                                                                                                             Estate of Minna Werner
                                                                                                                                             Bruce A. Westphal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            she spoke before a Senate committee in support of the creation
    CATHEDRAL CIRCLE                             Allan and Marilyn Brown
    ($5,000 - $9,999)                            Stephen G. Brown and                           Mr. and Mrs. Evan Lewis                      Mr. Gregory Whipple                                                            of the Redwood National Park. She spearheaded an education
                                                                                                Nancy and Larry Liden                        Dr. Roberta N. Wilkes and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            and awareness campaign to rally support for expanded

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Photo by Bob Doran
    Kate and Kit Anderton                            Virginia Nelson Brown
                                                 Mr. and Mrs. J. Herbert Brownell               The Litwin Foundation                            Dr. Mahlon M. Wilkes
    Mr. and Mrs. Guilford C. Babcock
    Carl and Margaret W. Barks Trust             Ms. Barbara Buck                               Mr. and Mrs. Samuel M. Livermore
                                                                                                Mr. John D. Luckhardt
                                                                                                                                             Mr. and Mrs. Buron J. Wilson
                                                                                                                                             Ms. E. Tacy Witter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            protection of redwoods in the park and carried her message to
    Edward E. Becker Trust                       Maynard P. and Katherine Z. Buehler
    Estate of Helen Harris Biggs                     Foundation Fund                            Alisa Greene MacAcoy and Neil MacAvoy        Mr. and Mrs. Edwin D. Witter, Jr.                                              service clubs and government agencies far and wide. Her
                                                 Mr. and Mrs. John E. Cahill                    Mr. Neil J. MacPhail                         Mr. Robert Witter and Family
    Mr. David Bingham
                                                 Tobin and Tamara Campbell                      Marin Community Foundation                   Fran & Cameron Wolfe, Jr.                                                      “redwood job” became her life and full time vocation.
    Mr. Victor U. Buenzle                                                                       Walter R. Mark and Laurie McCann             Patricia M. Woolley
    Mr. and Mrs. Stephen J. Butler               Cantus Foundation
                                                 Mr. Eric T. Carson                             Ms. Frances Markle                           Bobbie Wunsch and the Faison Kids
    Donald Miller Campbell Family Foundation
    Mr. Paul Chrostowski and                     Ms. Sue Ellen M. Charlton                      Mr. and Mrs. Edgar L. McEachron              Victor C. Wykoff, Jr.                                                          While on the road, she was pleasantly surprised by how many
                                                 Mrs. Paul M. Chesebrough                       Stephen M. McPherson                         Mrs. Mary Jane Young
        Ms. Lorraine Pearsall
                                                 Ed and Marea Claassen                          Mr. Daniel Melin                             Peter Paul Zimmermann                                                          people outside of California already knew about the
    Estate of Earl Saxe Coulter                                                                 Suzanne and Robert Mellor                    Anonymous (9)                                                                                                                                       Above: 20-year member Lucille Vinyard. In the 1930’s,
    The Charles D. and Frances K. Field Fund     Mr. Charles D. Coffen
                                                                                                Ms. Ursula M. Michaelson
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            redwoods. She thanks the League for creating awareness               Lucille’s grandmother rode her horse to a large old redwood
    The Gunzenhauser - Chapin Fund               Community Foundation of
    Mr. Michael L. Helms                             Santa Cruz County                          Ms. Elsa H. Mikkelsen                        Bold - League Councillor                                                       beyond the redwood region and getting people involved.               and sat at its base to halt loggers from cutting it down.
                                                                                                                                             Italics - Estate Gift
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 The tree still stands today.
  The Redwood Leadership Society is comprised of donors who have given a total of $1000 or more to League programs between January 1, 2003, and December 31,                                                                Lucille, we thank you!
  2003. The above information is accurate to the best of our knowledge. If you have any corrections, please let us know. If your name does not appear on this list and
  should, please contact the League’s office at 888-836-0005.

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