Redwood Parks Conservancy (RPC) is a non-profit cooperating association established to foster understanding, enjoyment, and stewar
Redwood Parks Conservancy (RPC) is the non-profit partner for your public lands along the North Coast. We were established to foster understanding, enjoyment, and stewardship of your public lands through educational outreach, visitor services, and support of our partners entrusted with the care of these wonderous public lands.
Redwood Parks Conservancy (RPC) provides our visitors with educational books and games as well as specially-selected souvenirs in seven park stores every summer. Each and every item is individually selected and reviewed first by RPC staff, and if it meets our criteria of connecting with developed park themes, we move the item along to be reviewed by our park partner staff. If we have a book on tsunami, a geologist will review it; a specially-created-for-us glass ornament will be reviewed by interpretive specialists to assure the information that goes along with it is accurate. For instance, Seaside Glass in Smith River makes glass coho salmon ornaments and each package contains information about the salmon and how it fits into our public lands, and that information is interesting and accurate. Once an item has passed all review stages it has a unique form describing the item, signed by the approving employees, and it's only then, after this form is completed, that we order the item. This process can take up to six months, particularly if the item, after review, must be specially produced for us. Similarly, when we remove an item from sales the form is used to show our partner's approval to withdraw it. We strive to offer locally-made and designed products, but ultimately each thing we sell must tie to our public lands and allow our visitors to take away a reminder of our special local public lands and be a reminder of their visit to our beaches, tide pools, prairies, redwood forests, and rivers which support a wealth of life. After all, the income we receive from sales of these items goes right back to our parks!
Donate to RPC and the Redwood Coast
Redwood Parks Conservancy (RPC) has become a strong voice for parks and public lands on California’s north coast in assisting in the protection of the Redwood forest and helping visitors create memories that will last a lifetime.
In 2015, RPC donated over $500,000 in funds and operations assistance to our partners: Redwood National Park, California State Parks the U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management. RPC is now in partnership with Headwaters Forest Reserve in an outreach effort to let everyone know the wonders of Headwaters and the importance of protecting this magnificent old-growth Redwood forest.
Did you know that many of the visitor centers within our partnership are operated solely by RPC and would be closed without our commitment to keep them operational?
Donations from people like you allow us to continue providing visitor services, educational programs and materials and important projects within the parks. To help us continue our mission, please donate now and help RPC further our goals of resource protection, education and visitor services.
We now offer FREE SHIPPING on many items
Check out our on-line store and come back often! We have a great selection of maps, field guides and souvenirs to help make your trip exciting, or to help remember the great adventure you had on the Redwood Coast.