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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.

Celebrating Independence and Honoring Interdependence

When nature thrives, people thrive. We believe our interdependence on each other and on nature means that our state parks, and all public land, should be safe, welcoming, and rewarding to explore, for everyone.

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Camp Jones Gulch Conservation Easement Sun And Fog By Canopy Dynamics

Protecting Camp Jones Gulch

Nearly a million young people have attended Camp Jones Gulch to connect with nature and themselves, since it opened its doors in the 1930’s. But time and money were running out to allow more youth the opportunity to marvel at its landscape. Read on to learn what makes Camp Jones Gulch so special and how a conservation easement will protect it forever and keep it resilient for generations to come.

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Land Director Laura McLendon surveys Big Basin State Park with Rangers after the CZU Fire.

Reimagining Big Basin

In August 2021, a year after the CZU fire, California State Parks launched a visioning process for Reimagining Big Basin. A year later, they have a vision for the park’s future. Learn more, connect, and stay involved.

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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.

Our Vision

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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