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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.

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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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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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Big Basin, courtesy Nic Coury, Associated Press

Statement on Big Basin and Governor’s California State Budget Revisions

Today Governor Gavin Newsom announced his administration’s revised fiscal year 2022 budget proposal, which included significant, necessary, and welcome increases in funding for Big Basin Redwoods State Park.

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Mill Creek Dam, San Vicente Redwoods. Photo credit: Ian Bornarth

NEWS: CEMEX Agrees to Removal of Dam at Mill Creek in Santa Cruz Mountains

Sempervirens Fund announced that they have secured approvals and critical post-fire funding to remove a dam from Mill Creek. CEMEX, the former owner of what is now San Vicente Redwoods, retains water and infrastructure rights on the property, and approved the dam removal. Deconstruction will begin later in 2021.

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Funding for Big Basin’s Future and Santa Cruz Redwood Forests

Work has already begun–at Big Basin and throughout the region–to recover from the devastation of the wildfires. As we look ahead to what comes next, we need your help. We created the Santa Cruz Redwoods Restoration Fund to restore redwoods throughout the Santa Cruz mountains affected by the wildfires And we created the Big Basin’s Future Fund to support the planning, designing, and rebuilding efforts that will shape the park’s future.

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