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Redwood Watch

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Goal Help understand where Redwoods are growing
Task Take photographs of redwood trees and submit them to researchers
Where Redwood Watch California

Redwood Watch needs volunteers to take photographs of redwood trees and other redwood forest plants and animals and submit them to researchers. Your data will help Save the Redwoods League better understand species distribution within the redwood range.

We do not yet know how climate change will impact the redwood forest in the coming decades, but when we know where redwood forests and their inhabitants do well today, we will be better able to predict where the redwood forests of tomorrow will thrive!

As you walk through the forest, Redwood Watch encourages you to submit observations of plants and animals that live in the redwood forest. Snap a picture and submit it online using the iNaturalist app and the selecting the Redwood Watch project.

The project is a partnership between the Save the Redwoods League, iNaturalist, Google Earth Outreach, and the California Academy of Sciences.

How to Join

Visit the project website to submit your photos.

Get the iNaturalist app on your phone by going to your app store and downloading it. Go to and set up an account. Then click on the search button and type “Redwood Watch” and join our project. Through the iNaturalist app on your phone, you can select the Redwood Watch Project at the bottom of your observation.

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Ideal Age Group Elementary school (6 - 10 years), Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families
Ideal Frequency Just once
Average Time Less than an hour
Spend the Time outdoors
Type of Activity On a walk, run, On a hike
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Tags app, california, ecology & environment, enviroment, environmental, environment and health, field photo, forest, photo, photographs, photography, redwood, tree, trees
Project Updated 05/23/2018