series: Redwood National Park: Preserving Ancient Forests
air date: 3/17/13 5:00 AM
Redwood National Park is home to the tallest living things on earth - coast redwoods. Redwood National Park preserved nearly half the Earth's remaining old growth redwoods (in the general age range of 700 to 2,000 years old.) Although ninety percent of California's old growth redwoods had been harvested, the establishment of Redwood National Park in 1968, and the expansion in 1978 were controversial events in our local history. The program features interviews with local citizens who campaigned to save the redwoods. They also discuss their efforts to convince legislators that the ancient redwoods needed to be saved and that the land surrounding old growth groves needed to be protected.
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