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The Giant Sequoias Need Your Help

I had the opportunity last week to visit California's Sierra Nevada region. Nearly 70 Sierra Club staff and volunteer came together at Clair Tappaan Lodge to discuss our work to protect lands, water and wildlife. It snowed the entire time we were meeting, and the setting was absolutely beautiful. I began to really understand why Sierra Club was formed 120 years ago to protect this beautiful area, and I felt proud of the work we're doing nationwide to protect special places. Among the volunteers I met at the meeting was Joe Fontaine . He told me about the first time he saw a Giant Sequoia grove in California. They were breath-taking - but soon after came a troubling view. "I found a clearcut site nearby, and that enraged me," says Joe, now the vice-chair of the Sierra Club’s Sequoia Task Force . That was 50 years ago and prompted him to join the Sierra Club - and since then...

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