It’s official! Sempervirens Fund has been awarded accreditation by the Land Trust Alliance’s (LTA) Accreditation Commission! The Commission awards this accreditation to land trusts that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands.
Sempervirens Fund’s Board of Directors recently approved a $100,000 grant to support Save the Redwoods League’s Redwoods and Climate Change Initiative.
After years of work, Big Basin Redwoods State Park’s historic Campfire Center has been fully restored. The restoration project was funded with over $275,000 in funds allocated by Sempervirens Fund’s Board of Directors, including a $50,000 grant from the Jeangerard Foundation.
We are proud to announce that Sempervirens Fund is collaborating with The Land Trust of Santa Cruz County, The Nature Conservancy, Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST), and Save the Redwoods League in an effort to create a vibrant and sustainable living landscape in the heart of coastal California.
In partnership with the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District, Sempervirens Fund recently completed two land transactions that expand the District’s 2,817-acre El Corte de Madera Creek Open Space Preserve by 89 acres and save 240 old-growth redwood trees, some of which were slated for logging.
In what is likely to become a more common model for land conservation across the U.S., Sempervirens Fund recently purchased conservation easements on two redwood properties in the Santa Cruz Mountains
Sempervirens Fund has purchased the Lachenbruch property—76 acres of coast redwood forest that include the headwaters of Whitehouse Creek, 115 pre-settlement old-growth redwoods, and documented nesting habitat for the marbled murrelet.
Sempervirens Fund has purchased timber rights in Redwoods Meadows Ranch near Bonny Doon, protecting 151 acres of redwoods, including old-growth and second growth redwoods marked for harvest under a pending timber harvest plan (THP).
Sempervirens Fund and Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) have entered into a contract with Big Creek Lumber Company to prepare a timber harvest plan (THP) for 500 acres of working forest within the 8,500-acre CEMEX Redwoods property in Davenport.
The Amah Mutsun Tribal Band, First People of the region between San Francisco Bay and Monterey Bay, will protect 96 acres of important coastal land near Costanoa Lodge in Pescadero, California, with a conservation easement arranged by Sempervirens Fund.
Sempervirens Fund purchased 80 acres of redwood forest — the Butano Creek and Waterman Creek properties — from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. The properties consist of two 40-acre parcels in south San Mateo County that include tributaries to Butano Creek and Pescadero Creek
Sempervirens Fund and other forest-protection groups succeeded in protecting forests in Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, San Mateo and Marin counties.
Two BLM-owned parcels near Big Basin, Butano and Castle Rock state parks included tributaries to Butano Creek and Pescadero Creek, were headed for the open market.