22 June 2023
Greg King saves the Redwoods
Greg King has dedicated his life to the appreciation and protection of California’s majestic redwoods. Sadly, only 4% of the original 2 million acres of redwood ecosystem remains intact. Witnessing the devastation first-hand in the 1980s was a life-changing experience for King. In 1987, he discovered and named the Headwaters Forest in Humboldt County, the largest remaining ancient redwood habitat outside of parks. This sparked a decade-long struggle that led to its protection by state and federal governments. In his new book, “The Ghost Forest,” he tells the story of the exploitation of California’s redwoods going back to 1849.