Warning: Elk Calving Season, Elk Can Be Aggressive
Female (cow) elk are defensive of their newly born calves. As people approach, a cow may charge and/or rear up and lash out with her front legs. For your safety, STAY 500 FEET AWAY from elk, at all times. More »
Davison Road Maintenance begins 7/7/2014. Expect delays.
Beginning July 7, road crews will be grading sections of Davison Road between the hours of 8 am and 4:30 pm. Visitors to Gold Bluffs Beach and Fern Canyon should expect 30 minute delays.
Jedediah Smith Campground sites available by reservation, ONLY.
Due to campground maintenance needs, first-come, first-served sites are currently unavailable at Jedediah Smith Campground. Until further notice, sites are a available by reservation, ONLY. More »
Fire Management Plan
Long-Range Interpretive Plan
General Management Plan/General Plan 2000.
Second Growth Forest Restoration
The focus of second-growth forest restoration is to reduce stand density (thinning) to promote growth and maintain vigor of the remaining trees while protecting adjacent old-growth forests; maintaining water quality in riparian habitats; minimizing tanoak tree disturbance; and minimizing excessive fuel build-up on the forest floor.
In 2011, Redwood National Park completed a project to thin about 1,700 acres of second growth forest in the South Fork of Lost Man Creek (near the community of Orick, Calif.) to accelerate the restoration of old-growth characteristics and functions. The Finding of No Significant Impact summarizes the conservation planning that is described in more detail in the South Fork Lost Man Creek Second Growth Forest Restoration Environmental Assessment. For more information on the South Fork Lost Man Creek Forest Restoration, click here.
Redwood National Park and Green Diamond Resource Company Rights-of-Ways Exchange.
Trail and Backcountry Management Plan
Did You Know?
A redwood cone is the size of an olive. Each cone contains 60 to 120 seeds. One tree may produce 10 million seeds but only a few will reach maturity. If a seed settles in just the right place it may grow into a tree that will live more than 2,000 years.