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What is Stewardship?

January 23, 2021

Learn what benefits stewardship brings to redwood forests. Stewardship has been a popular word for some time, and, although Sempervirens Fund staff have gotten pretty familiar with it, we want to make sure you know what we mean when we say “stewardship.”. After all, it is because of you that we are able to steward redwood forestlands, an activity that is at the core of our mission. Stewardship can comprise a whole host of activities associated with caring for the land.

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Winter Wildfires

January 21, 2021

On day one, in one of his first actions as President, Joe Biden rejoined the Paris Climate Agreement. We hope this marks the beginning, and not the end, of the Biden Administration’s efforts to make the investments necessary to reduce America’s greenhouse gas emissions and enhance the resilience of our natural and human communities.

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Big Basin Recovery Fund Supports Access and Safety Improvements

December 16, 2020

NEWS: Sempervirens Fund and Save the Redwoods League have raised $543,000 to date for California State Parks and the massive recovery effort at Big Basin Redwoods State Park. The first disbursement of $200,000 will primarily support staffing and equipment costs for removing damaged and fallen trees that pose a hazard to other trees, personnel and future visitors.

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Big Basin Redwoods State Park entrance sign

Big Basin Memories

December 3, 2020

Share your memories of Big Basin In August 2020, a widespread lightning storm ignited fires in the Santa Cruz mountains. The fires, centered in the historic Big Basin Redwoods State…

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On #GivingTuesday, triple your support for redwoods

November 20, 2020

The future of redwood forests in the Santa Cruz Mountains is in your hands. Wildfires in 2020 have burned over more than 86,000 acres of land, and redwoods recovery efforts…

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As 2020 ends, double your support for redwoods

November 20, 2020

The future of redwood forests in the Santa Cruz Mountains is in your hands. Wildfires in 2020 have burned over more than 86,000 acres of land, and redwoods recovery efforts…

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Hiking in fall at Big Basin.

Fall & Winter Outdoor Ideas 2020

November 10, 2020

Fall and winter hikes offer a whole new way to experience nature. The crisp coolness in the air smells fresh, the leaves are changing color and starting to fall, and…

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New growth sprouting in the redwoods after a fire

What Recovery Means for Big Basin and Santa Cruz Redwoods

August 26, 2020

Evaluating Forest Health After a Fire Although the fires are no longer consuming the landscape throughout the Santa Cruz Mountains, we still grieve for the people in our community whose…

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Big Basin Redwoods State Park before the wildfires from the CZU Lightening Incident

Wildfires in Big Basin Redwoods State Park

August 20, 2020

We are devastated to report that Big Basin, as we have known it, loved it, and cherished it for generations, is gone. Early reports are that the wildfire has consumed much of the park’s historic facilities. We do not yet know the fate of the park’s grandest old trees.

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LWCF is Forever

Land and Water Conservation Fund is Forever!

August 4, 2020

Thanks to your calls and letters to legislators, the President today made it official: we have achieved permanent and full funding of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). The…

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