Redwood National and State Parks

Redwood National and State Parks

Nature & Wildlife in Redwood

Plants

At RNSP, visitors often come just to see the redwoods. They are the world's tallest trees, but they are also just one species in an incredibly varied ecosystem. From the wind-pruned, salt-tolerant Sitka spruce by the seaside, to the cool, moist redwood groves, and sunny, open grasslands of ...

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Animals

A variety of wildlife species call RNSP home. The diversity of ecosystems in the parks means that creatures as different as black bears, sea stars, and bald eagles can be seen by a lucky visitor in a single day. In addition to the more common inhabitants, many threatened and ...

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Natural World

Environmental Factors Salmon Species Large-scale restoration of the Redwood Creek watershed is underway in Redwood National and State Parks. Abandoned and failing logging roads and their stream crossings are being removed. Decaying and undersized culverts on existing roads are being replaced and roads over streams modified to control erosion. These measures ...

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Geology

Natural Features & Ecosystems Geologic Setting The North Coast region, which includes RNSP and the adjacent offshore area, is the most seismically active region in the United States. As a result of frequent earthquakes, rapid uplift rates have led to landslides, actively braiding and shifting rivers, and rapid coastal erosion. The reason ...

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