What Is The Apprentices Program?
2018 was the first year that Apprentices were hired by Save the Redwoods League to help Redwood National and State Parks. The goal of these positions is to help develop a new generation of forest and land managers with the skills and experiences needed to manage forests for long-term sustainability and ecological success. Five Apprentices were initially hired and you can hear from them in the short video segments at the bottom of this webpage.
In 2019, a dozen Apprentices were brought on to work on a wide range of forestry, riparian, mapping, and geological needs with Redwoods Rising. You can see them all in a single Redwoods Rising Apprentices 2019 video.
As part of the Redwoods Rising restoration program, these students came from Humboldt State University and for three months they worked alongside national and state parks' resource managers and staff. The field-work they did collecting data in second-growth forests is essential in our goal to treat and improve those degraded forests.
There will be additional Apprentices hired for the 2020 field season. You can find more about current job opportunities at Save The Redwoods League.
Redwoods Rising Appretices Videos
These short videos from 2018 show the passion of the first Apprentices to work with Redwoods Rising.
Return to Restoration at Redwood page.