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Redwood National and State Parks

Stewart Udall: Steward Of The Land

Stewart Udall served as Secretary of the Interior from 1961 to 1969, leading advocacy and politics of conservation and environmental protection in the Kennedy and Johnson administrations. He was, by all accounts, one of the most significant Interior Secretaries in American history, sharing that status with Harold Ickes, Secretary in the FDR administrations. While very different in background, temperament, and style, both men were masterful politicians who saw their role as stewards of American public lands, and we enjoy many legacies of their work today.

View Redwoods Along Scenic Parkway Without The Distraction Of Vehicles

It can be difficult to absorb the immensity of the ancient trees in Redwood National and State Parks under any circumstance, but doing so from the seat of a car is near-impossible. Fortunately, the coastal California park will offer four opportunities, starting Saturday, for visitors to enjoy the Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park without the noise of cars and trucks.

Nation's Largest Memorial To WW2 Vets Rededicated At Redwood National And State Parks

A popular attraction in Washington, D.C. is the World War II Memorial, but the nation's largest memorial to World War II veterans is located on the opposite side of the country—in a unit of Redwood National and State Parks. In 1949, five thousand acres of old-growth redwoods were dedicated as the National Tribute Grove to honor those vets, but over the years that designation had been largely forgotten. That's now changed, and the Grove was rededicated in a ceremony late last month.

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