If Earth had a greatest hits list, it would look something like the roster of World Heritage Sites, which preserve the most significant locations.
Save the Redwoods League (League), the National Park Service (NPS) and California State Parks (State Parks) today announced a new commitment to heal previously-harvested redwood forests through a collaboration known as Redwoods Rising. One of the goals in the coming decades is to bring back stands of towering coast redwoods (Sequoia sempervirens) on 40,000 acres of public lands in Redwood National and State Parks (RNSP). Redwoods Rising creates an unprecedented level of collaboration between these three organizations to restore the redwood forests and ensure the parks’ entire 120,000 acres exist as a connected forest ecosystem and a thriving landscape that supports and protects the natural and cultural treasures found there.
New initiative, Redwoods Rising, fast-tracks the growth of healthy redwood forests on 40,000 acres of parklands — providing clean air and water, storing carbon and fighting climate change. (Photo courtesy Save the Redwoods League)
Don’t miss these incredible UNESCO World Heritage sites right here on our doorstep.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, more widely known as UNESCO, has been shining the spotlight on unique and outstanding locations across the world for nearly four decades now. Sites recognized as being on the UNESCO World Heritage List are going to be either stunningly beautiful, historically significant, culturally important, or all of the above. There’s no need to travel halfway around the world to catch a glimpse of one, though, as we have 23 of them here in our backyard. And although the Trump administration has announced plans to withdraw from UNESCO, it remains unclear if these world heritage sites will be impacted. Here are 11 incredible Unesco World Heritage sites you can visit right here in the U.S. (See also: How to Build Your Best Travel Budget)
California is a mecca for those who love the outdoors. The state is full of natural wonders ranging from the hottest place on the planet to the tallest trees on the planet. The Pacific Ocean kisses the entire western coast of the state and mountains grace millions of acres within the borders. Because of the natural treasures found in California, the state has become one of the best places to go camping.
The following is a list of the top 10 best places to camp in California:
1. Lake Tahoe
In Northern California, there are several must-see locations that are ready and waiting for your camping tent. Lake Tahoe is loaded with camping sites for camping tent and trailer spots. The Tahoe National Forest and the Lake Tahoe Basin have more than 20 campgrounds, plenty of hiking trails, and phenomenal fishing.