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Preserve the Gateway to Big Basin

January 10, 2022

Join Sempervirens Fund to preserve the Gateway to Big Basin. Together, we have the opportunity to permanently protect 153 acres of redwood forests and preserve a scenic approach into Big Basin Redwoods State Park. Donate by January 31 and your gift will be matched dollar for dollar up to $200,000.

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Gateway to Big Basin

January 10, 2022

Big Basin and now the Gateway to Big Basin are all crucial pieces in a more than century long puzzle to connect protected land and secure its forests, waterways, wildlife, and recreational opportunities for generations to come. But we can’t do it without the support of people like you. Read on to learn why the Gateway to Big Basin needs to be preserved by January 31, 2022.

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NEWS: Redwood Forests at Big Basin Entrance Slated for Conservation

January 10, 2022

On January 11, 2022, Sempervirens Fund announced that they have an agreement to purchase 153-acres of redwood forests in Boulder Creek, Calif., which will become a new scenic entrance to Big Basin Redwoods State Park along California Highway 236. Sempervirens Fund has launched a campaign to raise $2.86 million by January 31 to permanently protect the property.

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10 Ways Nature Helps You Saratoga Gap Trail By Mkhan

Ten Ways Nature Can Help You Have a Healthy 2022

January 3, 2022

The new year often brings contemplation, motivation and resolution for greater health and happiness. Lists of life hacks, vitality secrets and weight loss tricks abound. In 2022, consider adding nature to your list of evidence-based wellness interventions. Nature encounters can be big, bold adventures, or family-friendly and free. There is something for everyone in this list of ten reasons, doctor’s orders, to opt outdoors this year:

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Fairy Rings Redwood Canopy By Yuval Helfman Dreamstime

Redwood Fairy Rings and the Magic of Science

December 15, 2021

Do you believe in magic? Some say magic is just something science hasn’t figured out yet. But when it comes to coast redwood trees, the more science reveals about them, the more enchanting they seem. Looking beyond their incredible height and ages, to how they grow shows us the true magic of redwoods and reveals a heartwarming tale of family, interdependence, and awe.

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Sempervirens Fund and REI #OptOutside

November 16, 2021

Thank you to everyone who joined us to #OptOutside and celebrate your time in nature. Check out all the photos and congratulations our four winning photographers! Thank you to REI for your support!

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Fall Winter Hikes Santa Cruz Mountains

Fall and Winter Hikes 2021

November 1, 2021

If recent park closures have left you looking for new trails and places to enjoy the change of seasons this fall and winter, you’re in luck! Our staff are revealing their favorite places to go in the Santa Cruz mountains now. Happy trails to you and please recreate responsibly!

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Bats of the Redwoods

October 29, 2021

Love them or hate them, bats are an important part of our ecosystem. They help control insect populations and even pollinate some flowers. And like all of us at Sempervirens Fund, they find solace in and spend a lot of time among the redwoods. Read on to learn what one researcher discovered about bats of the redwoods.

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NEWS: San Vicente Redwoods Marks 10 Years as a “Living Laboratory” for Wildfire Resilience, Wildlife Protection and Ecosystem Restoration

October 27, 2021

Located in the Santa Cruz Mountains, San Vicente Redwoods is proving to be a living laboratory of forest management, ecosystem restoration, sustainable timber harvesting and future public access since it was first protected in 2011.

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San Vicente Creek: Restoring a Stronghold

October 20, 2021

Mill Creek had been blocked since early in the last century by a 12-foot-tall, 25-foot-wide dam a quarter mile upstream from its confluence with the main aquatic thoroughfare, San Vicente Creek. In September 2021, that dam was removed, giving Mill Creek another half mile of free flow. The story of removing Mill Creek’s dam is a story about the pieces that fit together to bring life and vitality to an ecosystem.

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