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The Nelder Grove story

The Railroad Fire completely destroyed a new 100 year old grove of Sequoia, including many old growth in the neighboring Nelder Grove.
This is ONE OF THE ONLY SUPPLIES of Sequoia wood in the world, and you will be supporting a cause to restore Giant Sequoias that were lost in this tragic fire.  


THE MISSION

Our mission for the Nelder Grove Sequoia Salvage and Restoration Project is to develop a land restoration fund derived from salvage logging of timber, and though sales of Sequoia and other value-added custom wood products produced. A portion of the profits of these sales will support our sustainable forest management initiative.

THE VISION

  Our vision is to raise $3-5 million of funding support to provide the stewardship resources needed to provide a comprehensive forest management plan, and operational implementation support by key stakeholders, which will be led by Biostewards.

POSITION STATEMENT

The initiative will start with restoration on the Calvin Crest Conferences property, which is part of the Nelder Grove, and will expand to develop a plan for the entire Nelder Grove restoration, which will be proposed to protect and enhance forest ecosystem health and reduce hazardous fuels in order to prevent future catastrophic wildfires from threatening this special Grove of Sequoias.
  
The initiative will support both new sequoia regeneration on Calvin Crest and USFS lands that were destroyed in the 2017 Railroad Fire, and will seek to maintain and restore Nelder Grove ecosystem health using an evidence-based science framework. This will include dialogue and support from a wide range of passionate stakeholders.

  • TRANSPLANT: Thousands of trees will be preserved!
  • ​RESTORE: The forest will be restored!
  • ​SALVAGE: Beautiful wood products will be made!
  • ​Energy: Clean renewable energy will be created!
Mission progress ...
  • 1. Raise $3-5 Million funds to fully Restore Calvin Crest private forest and develop a Global Land Reserve Fund for the beginning of restoration efforts at USFS Nelder Grove.
  • 2. Engage USFS, National Forest Foundation, Sierra Conservancy and other groups to begin Master Planning this worthy restoration effort.
  • 3. Engage local community and interested groups to support these collective efforts.
  • 4. Transplant 20,000 trees and reforest Calvin Crest Lands preserves.
  • 5. Salvage Sequoia and other timber by creating partnerships with architects, wood-turners and craftsmen to produce beautiful wood products to be enjoyed for many future generations.
  • With your purchase we can accomplish this and so much more!

FOREST BURNED

In 2017, forest fires burned 12,000 acres of Calvin Crest Conferences' forest, which included about 2/3 of the camp lands.

SEQUOIA SALVAGED

SEQUOIA SALVAGED

Over 70 Sequoias were salvaged. The logging crew salvaged these Sequoias to generate revenues to support and restore the Calvin Crest timberland, watershed restoration, and habitat enhancement for future generations.

SEEDLINGS PLANTED

SEEDLINGS PLANTED

Over the spring of 2019, more than 20,000 Pine, Fir, Cedar and Sequoia were reforested on Calvin Crest property, and there will be another 700 Sequoia that will be grown in the green house to fully stock our goal of 1,000 Sequoia seedlings to replace the trees lost in the fire.

FORESTS RESTORED

FORESTS RESTORED

Please consider your purchase as an investment in a Restoration Project that will live on for millennia and will have future generations one day thanking us for our efforts. 50% of the profits from this venture will be put back into Calvin Crest, and to date, we have reinvested over $1 million after the 2017 fire.

RESOURCES HARD AT WORK

EMPLOYMENT

Your purchase will support local forest contract work for forest stewardship at Calvin Crest and the surrounding Nelder Grove.

MANAGEMENT

With a new Forest Stewardship Plan proposed to be established with our partners, we will be able to establish the Nelder Grove Management team and forest plan for Nelder Grove and provide support to manage this special Sequoia grove for generations to come.

PARTNERED WITH

Thank you to all our supporters!

THE RESULTS

HUGE SELECTION

Get our current inventory list and speak to a project manager to order your material for your next passion project.

CUSTOM ORDERS AVAILABLE

Don't see a size on the current inventory list? Request a quote for any shape and size you can imagine.

COMMISSION OUR PARTNERS

If you want a specific product and would like our craftsmen to design & build it with this beautiful sequoia wood, please reach out and we would love to help you get stated.

CREATE ANYTHING YOU CAN IMAGINE

  • RESTAURANT BAR TOP
  • BEAUTIFUL CONFERENCE TABLES
  • LUXURY OFFICE DESKS
  • ​PICTURE FRAMES
  • ​ART PIECES

Sequoia Tables

Sequoia Tables

Cedar Tables

Sequoia Tables - Yosemite Gas Store Corner

BE A PART OF THE LEGACY

Each piece of lumber we have is salvaged from the Sierra Mountains and not only is it one-of-a-kind Sequoia with beautiful red live edge, but your partnership will be a part of the complete restoration or this landmark.

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