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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.

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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San Vicente Creek Flow By Ian Bornarth

Mill Creek Dam and the San Vicente Watershed

An old dam has denied endangered Coho salmon their critical spawning ground and redwood forests their nutrients for over a century in the Santa Cruz Mountains. This is the story of bringing down a dam to restore the southernmost habitat for Coho and coast redwoods.

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Biologist Alex Rinkert sketches a Marbled Murrelet in Big Basin Redwoods State Park. © Frans Lanting / www.lanting.com

A Marbled Murrelet Fledges from Big Basin

In July 2021, deep in Big Basin Redwoods State Park, a researcher happened upon a marbled murrelet nest. What happened next had never been caught on film before.

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Nature Needs Time to Heal

The CZU fire transformed Big Basin Redwoods State Park in a matter of hours. Its effects will linger for hundreds of years. The forest is expected to rebound, eventually, more or less—but when? How long until the forest looks, feels, sounds, and smells like the place we knew?

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