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[an error occurred while processing this directive][an error occurred while processing this directive] Redwood National and State Parks are protected forest areas along the northern coast of California. They comprise Redwood National Park, Del Norte Coast, Jedediah Smiah State Park and Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park. Together, Redwood National and State Parks cover an area of 133,000 acres (540 sq km), and are recognised as a World Heritage Site.

Redwood National and State Parks are located entirely within Del Norte and Humboldt Counties. Their universal outstanding value to humanity stems from their being the home of 45% of all remaining Coastal Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) old-growth forest. These are the tallest and most massive trees on earth. In addition to the mighty trees, the national and state parks are also home to many indigenous plants and wildlife, as well as prairie, cultural sites, well-preserved rivers and streams along the coastline.

Redwood National and State Parks was inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the 4th session of the World Heritage Committee held at Headquarters in Paris, France, on 1 - 5 September, 1980.

Redwood National Park, California
Redwood National Park, California
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World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: N 41 22 26 W 123 59 53 in California, USA.
Inscription Year: 1980
Type: Natural
Inscription Criteria: VII, IX

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