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California’s Majestic
Coast Redwoods

Coast redwoods—Sequoia sempervirens—are the majestic guardians of California's most precious habitats and wildlife. With your support, Sempervirens Fund protects and preserves redwood forests in the Santa Cruz Mountains, ensuring a healthy and resilient balance of nature, now and always.

Camp Jones Gulch Sign By YMCA San Francisco

Camp Jones Gulch: A Partnership for Youth and Nature

Some of the oldest redwoods in the Santa Cruz mountains thrive at a YMCA camp with the oldest history of inclusion—Camp Jones Gulch. We sat down with Jamie Bruning-Miles, President and CEO for The Y of San Francisco, to talk about how, together, we are expanding youth access to nature.

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Valley of the Giants, Camp Jones Gulch

NEWS: Sempervirens Fund Announces Plan to Preserve The Y of San Francisco’s Camp Jones Gulch and Redwood Forests in Santa Cruz Mountains

Sempervirens Fund Announces Plan to Preserve The Y of San Francisco’s Camp Jones Gulch and Redwood Forests in Santa Cruz Mountains

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Birds and Birding in the Santa Cruz Mountains

Have you considered birding or birdwatching? Not sure how you start? We spoke to international expert birding guide Alvaro Jaramillo who shares his expertise with an introduction to birds and how to get started birding in the Santa Cruz mountains. Read on for beautiful birds, when and where to find them, and how to identify them.

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Removing a Dam, Restoring a Watershed


This video was produced by Resources Legacy Fund.

In September 2021, a defunct, century-old dam was removed from Mill Creek, in the San Vicente watershed, inland from Davenport, CA. This moment capped a decade of restoration efforts in the watershed at the southern end of San Vicente Redwoods, to bring back Coho salmon and improve redwood forest resiliency. Restoring the watershed has also helped the Amah Mutsun tribal band re-establish their relationship to the land and to their history. Their partnership and research deepens our understanding of what stewardship means, for forests, for water, and for everyone. We invite you to hear from the many voices of the Mill Creek dam story.

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We believe wild and thriving redwood forests can flourish again from Silicon Valley to the Pacific Ocean. With your help, we can establish a large, interconnected, and protected network of healthy trees and streams, stretching across public and private lands. Learn more.

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You can support healthy, vibrant redwood forests to take root in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Join today to preserve redwoods for many generations to come. Look for upcoming campaigns and keep informed about how you can get more involved. Thank you for being part of this epic journey forward.

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Castle Rock State Park

Explore sandstones and forests in one magical visit.

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Año Nuevo State Park

A seaside-to-ridgeline treasure.

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El Corte De Madera Trail by David Baron

El Corte de Madera Creek Open Space Preserve

A nature-lover’s wonderland.

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Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park

From old-growth redwoods to sandhills and grasslands.

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Portola Redwoods State Park

A quiet park with waterfalls and redwoods to explore.

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