Take a deep dive on the latest with sequoias in the news. We’ve collected resources on this page to help tell their story and the importance of stewardship.
Members of the media seeking information and interviews on giant sequoias: please first reach out to one of our point of contacts below. You can find professional summaries for many of the scientists, land managers, researchers, and experts who help lead our coalition. We also keep recent media clippings archived on this page.
Chief of Communications
Sequioa and Kings Canyon
47050 Generals Highway
Three Rivers, CA 93271
Forest Public Affairs Officer
Sequoia National Forest
Pacific Southwest Region 5,
Forest Service, USDA
220 E. Morton Avenue
Porterville, CA 93257
Public Relations Manager
Save the Redwoods League
San Francisco, CA
Meet Our Experts
Teresa Benson has served as the Forest Supervisor of the Sequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument since 2018, focusing on sustaining natural resources while managing a safe and enjoyable experience for staff, volunteers, and the public.
Clay Jordan has been serving as Superintendent of Sequoia National Park and Kings Canyon National Park since November of 2020, and is responsible for ensuring the protection of the wide range of natural and cultural resources at these parks.
William J. Garfield
William J. Garfield served as Chairman of the Tule River Tribe in 2021 and previously served as Vice Chairman. As Chairman, Garfield’s primary focus is to ensure the long-term stability for the Tribe’s members, government and business enterprises.
Much more work remains if we want to protect the trees from catastrophic wildfire
National Parks Traveler explores the increased threats to giant sequoias.
Read more about the formation of the Giant Sequoia Lands Coalition via the Kern Valley Sun.
Sequoias in the News
NPS: Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks taking emergency action to protect giant sequoias
USDA: Forest Service Taking Emergency Action to Protect Giant Sequoias
Washington Post: California’s giant sequoias are burning up. Will logging save them?
NPR: U.S. Forest Service is taking emergency action to save sequoias from wildfires
NPR: Decades of ‘good fires’ save Yosemite’s iconic grove of ancient sequoia trees
Scientific American: Meet the Giant Sequoia, the ‘Super Tree’ Built to Withstand Fire
- Save The Redwoods League, December 2022 – Giant Sequoia Lands Coalition Gains Momentum in Fight to Protect Giant Sequoias Threatened by Unprecedented Wildfire Risk
- National Park Service, July 2021 – Giant Sequoia Lands Coalition Formed to Protect Iconic Trees from Threats of Climate Change and Catastrophic Wildfire
- Save The Redwoods League, July 2021 – League joins coalition aimed at protecting giant sequoia