Redwood National and State Parks will increase public awareness and significantly reduce light pollution within the parks to improve wildlife protection and natural habitats, energy efficiency, human health...
Redwood National Park
Established in 1968, Redwood National and State Parks are located in northernmost coastal California, and are home to some of the world's tallest trees: old-growth coast redwoods. These magnificent trees can live to be 2000 years old and grow to over 300 feet tall. Spruce, hemlock, Douglas-fir, berry bushes, and sword ferns create a multiple-canopied understory. Redwood Park’s mosaic of habitats includes prairie/oak woodlands, mighty rivers and streams, and 37 miles of pristine Pacific coastline.
The diversity of ecosystems allows a variety of wildlife to live in Redwood National and State Parks. Marine mammals such as sea lions and gray whales are among the most visible wildlife and visitors are also likely to see Roosevelt elk browsing in the prairies. Pelicans, ospreys, and gulls are frequently spotted as well.