The logging industry followed the gold rush into California, decimating the redwoods. Now the Redwood Parks Conservancy is raising money to protect the Titans.
“You walk into an old growth grove, it really is just a humbling experience,” said Joanna Di Tommaso, development director of the Redwood Park Conservancy. “It puts everything in perspective. It puts life in perspective.”
About $1.4 million is needed to build raised walkways that would allow for selfies without endangering the health of the trees. The Park Service says it’s likely a three-year project. In the meantime, people are being asked to stay on official trails. “I know it’s kind of a reach,” Silver said. He added, “That’s our only defense right now.”
By staying on the trails, visitors can still see the forest and save the trees.
- To make a donation to the Redwood Park Conservancy to protect the “Grove of Titans” click here.