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Eradicating Non-Native Species at San Vicente Redwoods

March 1, 2022

Clematis vitalba is an extremely aggressive, invasive, non-native plant that grows quickly and spreads easily. Across four years of treatment, Sempervirens Fund and partners successfully reduced Clematis vitalba cover to near 0% throughout the lower reaches of San Vicente Redwoods.

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DEIJ Reading List Big Basin AP Hill Field Trip By MKahn

DEIJ Reading List

February 25, 2022

As we work to achieve our mission to protect redwoods and create public access to lands, it is critical to center Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice (DEIJ) across all of our work. As we move forward on this journey, our staff have shared some of the books that have served as guideposts for their own DEIJ journeys.

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Learn Redwoods And People Environmental Health

50 Trees in 50 States

February 21, 2022

We’ve created a list of 50 iconic trees from every state across the country along with a list of the top hikes in parks near you. If you are really excited about being in nature, join us for our first annual Hug-a-Tree Challenge on Earth Day, April 22, 2022 where you can join us as we attempt to establish a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® title for the most photos of people hugging trees in one hour.

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A group of hikers looks up to an unseen redwood canopy in awe

Top 10 Redwood Trails 2022

February 8, 2022

If you’ve been yearning to reunite with coast redwoods or to see one for the first time, look no further. We’ve gathered trails that feature old-growth redwoods, mature second-growth redwood groves, rare dwarf redwoods, and even rarer ghost redwoods all right here in the Santa Cruz mountains. Here are our Top 10 Redwood Trails for 2022 with the best places to see redwoods now.

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10 Ways Nature Helps You Saratoga Gap Trail By Mkhan

Ten Ways Nature Can Help You Have a Healthy 2022

February 2, 2022

The new year often brings contemplation, motivation and resolution for greater health and happiness. In 2022, consider adding nature to your list. 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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NEWS: Redwood Forests at Big Basin Entrance Protected Forever

February 1, 2022

More than a thousand donors rally to conserve the once-clear cut 153-acre gateway property along California-236, permanently preserving redwood forests and the scenic approach into Big Basin Redwoods State Park.

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Preserve the Gateway to Big Basin

January 8, 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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NEWS: Redwood Forests at Big Basin Entrance Slated for Conservation

January 8, 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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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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