Storm Patrol: Stopping Roads From Burying Habitats

A rusty culvert hangs off an eroded road. Men look at the erosion below.
This rusty culvert caused the hillside to collapse, and it sent a landslide into redwood trees below.


Over the past decades during rainy winter storms, some legacy logging roads and their culverts have failed. Even though it might sound like a small thing, these collapses have led to entire hillsides sliding away. These failures then destroy downslope forests and bury streams and rivers under mountains of sediment. Entire habitats can be wiped out in one of these infrequent events.

Since 1978, Redwood National Park has removed and stabilised over 250 miles of logging roads, yet about 100 miles of at risk roads remain. Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park also has removed about 70 miles of logging roads, but more than 250 miles of roads are left.

Storm Patrol is a simple, but important way to monitor, and try to maintain these legacy logging roads. This winter-crew is funded by Save The Redwoods League, and the work they do is part of a much bigger restoration project called Redwoods Rising.
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    Last updated: April 4, 2022

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