It was named after Laura and James Mahan.
Today, I added more digitally created photos that remind me of the grove, complete with blooming redwood sorrel.
There is a trail through a redwood grove that is fully carpeted with sword and other ferns and redwood sorrel. It is a heavenly little place.
Loggers came very close to clearing these trees. You can see evidence of logging on the hill above the grow ~ less so as the trees on the hill continue to grow, as they are protected from logging, although some clearing of underbrush must be done to reduce fire risk in this area. That's a personal, non-fire professional experience.
“The Mahans were instrumental in establishing the Mahan Grove, a grove of old-growth redwoods protected from logging activities. They worked tirelessly to protect these trees and educate the public about the vital role they play in our ecosystems. Through their advocacy efforts, they were able to secure funding and support from various organizations and individuals who shared their passion for preserving the redwood forests.
“They celebrated for their contributions to environmental conservation, particularly in their efforts to save the redwoods,” AI-Pro continued. “Their dedication, activism and leadership serve as an inspiration to others who continue to work towards the preservation of these magnificent trees and the amazing habitats they provide.”
My daughter Sarah and I watched the filming for several days.
The grove is worth a stop and is accessible for most capabilities, which makes it exceptionally nice for families with young children or elders who may have varying degrees of mobility.
“Founders’ Grove was created to honor and recognize the founders of Save the Redwoods League, an influential organization dedicated to the protection and conservation of redwood forests,” according to AI-Pro. “Save the Redwoods League was established in 1918 by a group of pioneering individuals who recognized the need to protect these ancient and majestic trees from industrial logging.
The grove is certainly an example of perseverance in the face of an imposing industrial monolith that was the North Coast’s redwood lumber industry at one time.
“It stands as a testament to the vision and dedication of the founders of Save the Redwoods League,” AI-Pro noted. “It showcases some of the most impressive and awe-inspiring redwood trees in Humboldt Redwoods State Park, allowing visitors to experience the magnificence of these ancient giants firsthand.”