World’s Largest Privately-Owned Giant Sequoia Grove Is for Sale

World’s Largest Privately-Owned Giant Sequoia Grove Is for Sale

And a conservation group needs the public’s help acquiring the property

By Brigit Katz

September 23, 2019

Along the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada sit 530-acres of pristine forest, filled with red and white fir trees, ponderosa pines and—the stars of the landscape—hundreds of towering giant sequoia trees. Alder Creek, as the area is known, is the largest giant sequoia property that still remains in private hands. But as Isaac Schultz reports for Atlas Obscura, a conservation group now intends to buy Alder Creek, with the ultimate goal of transferring the land to the United States Forest Service. First, though, the group needs help raising funds for the purchase…