Lost LA

Red Gold: The Demise of California's Redwood Forest

Clip: Season 2 | 7m 20s Video has closed captioning.

In the course of its relentless growth, Los Angeles paved over its local prairies and drained its wetlands. But the city’s ecological destruction extended far beyond Southern California. Take the once-mighty temperate rainforests of California’s redwood coast. Only five percent of the state’s old-growth redwood forests now remain – a fact for which Los Angeles deserves a great deal of blame.

Aired: 10/25/17

Rating: NR

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Lost LA is a local public television program presented by PBS SoCal | KCET.