“The redwoods, once seen, leave a mark or create a vision that stays with you always,” wrote John Steinbeck. Today, 96 percent of the original old-growth coast redwoods have been logged. But the magic of the big trees lives on in Northern California’s parks and preserves. We discuss the history of the redwoods, current preservation efforts and the best places to experience them. We’ll also examine the latest research on redwoods, including new studies on the potential impacts of climate change.
Emily Burns, director of science for the Save the Redwoods League
Mia Monroe, site supervisor of Muir Woods National Monument
Jerry Rohde, redwood historian and author of "Humboldt Redwoods State Park: The Complete Guide" and "Redwood National and State Parks: Tales, Trails and Auto Tours"
Fred Keeley, vice president of the board of directors of the Sempervirens Fund, which protects and preserves redwood forests in the Santa Cruz Mountains, treasurer of Santa Cruz County and former State Assembly member