Wildlife & Landscapes

Protecting the Giant Sequoia National Monument

Sequoia ForestKeeper is an on-the-ground advocacy organization in California’s southern Sierra Nevada working to protect the ecosystems and wildlife in the region, including the Giant Sequoia National Monument (GSNM).

GSNM protects over half of the remaining population of Giant Sequoias - the largest and nearly the oldest living things on earth, many of them over 3000 years old. Sequoias are not only biologically vital but spiritually essential to the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada. The unique nature of the Giant Sequoia ecosystem is why full protection of the groves, their multifaceted watersheds, and the interconnected forest is essential.

The Monument was targeted by the current administration and just this week it was leaked that it is not on the list for revision at this time (though tragically several others are slated to be reduced in size).  Through litigation and advocacy SFK will continue to protect the Monument and ecosystems in the region. They have successfully stopped proposed logging projects, resulting in the protection of countless trees totaling over 900 million board feet on over 20,000 acres since they began their work in 2001. LDF is proud to support their work.

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