A $3.5 Million Project Aims to Preserve the Grove of Titans in NorCal

Improvements include installing a 1,300-foot elevated walkway for visitors.

After the Grove of Titans, a collection of giant redwoods just near the Oregon border, was discovered 20 years ago, the spot became a prime spot for visiting hikers, putting the surrounding forests in danger from the outside world. But a new effort will offer protections to this natural refuge while still preserving visitor access.

According to Record Spotlight, “The $3.5 million project includes a re-routed trail system, elevated walkway and rehabilitation in the backcountry of Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, just south of the Oregon-California state line.

“Officials hope to break ground on the project in 2019 and complete it by 2021. Two nonprofit groups, Save the Redwoods League and Redwood Parks Conservancy, are raising the funds.

“’We feel confident that this is the best way of giving people a chance to see the Titans and take pictures, while at the same time protecting the trees,’ said Brett Silver, acting sector superintendent for California State Parks.”

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