California’s largest private giant sequoia stand saved from development

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The long-awaited purchase of a vast grove of giant sequoias once targeted for homes and a ski resort has been completed by the San Francisco conservation group Save the Redwoods League, which plans to open trails and eventually make it a federal park.

The league raised $15.65 million to buy the 530-acre Alder Creek Grove, a picturesque hillside forest in Tulare County that includes the 3,000-year-old Stagg Tree — the fifth-largest tree in the world.

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