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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 bill, the Great American Outdoors Act, delivers permanent, dedicated, annual funding of $900 million for LWCF and up to $9.5 billion annually over the next five years to address the urgent and deferred maintenance needs on federal lands, parks, and forests.

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Saratoga Gap Trail, Castle Rock State Park

Historic Moment for the Land and Water Conservation Fund

July 23, 2020

Thanks to your calls to legislators, we are one step away from permanent and full funding of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). Yesterday the House of Representatives passed the Great American Outdoors Act by a significant majority.

The President announced his intent to sign the bill, and we look forward to celebrating this historic achievement with you. This bill would deliver permanent, dedicated, annual funding of $900 million for LWCF and up to $9.5 million annually over the next five years to address the urgent and deferred maintenance needs on federal lands, parks, and forests.

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Image of the Gazos Creek Property, taken from the overlook on Olmo Fire Road.

Action Alert: Great American Outdoors Act Need Your Support

July 16, 2020

Help make immediate and long-lasting impacts on conservation here in California and across America. America is one vote and one signature away from resolving a generations-long fight to completely dedicate funding for the conservation of critical lands and water resources. Last week the Senate passed the Great American Outdoors Act in a historic 73-25 bipartisan vote. The bill provides full and dedicated funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund and alleviates a growing backlog of national park projects.

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Celebrating Independence and Honoring Interdependence

July 6, 2020

Our founders recognized that the extreme levels of timber exploitation threatened to break the link between people and nature in ways that would be harmful to people, as well as the plants and animals that depend on redwood forests. We believe that this work remains essential for nature to thrive, for our climate to be resilient, and for the people who live in the communities of this region to benefit from clean air and water, and resplendent wilderness to explore nearby. When nature thrives, people thrive. We believe our interdependence on each other and on nature means that our state parks, and all public land, should be safe, welcoming, and rewarding to explore, for everyone.

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Image of the Gazos Creek Property, taken from the overlook on Olmo Fire Road.

Action Alert: Bills in Congress and State Legislature Need Your Support

June 22, 2020

Help make immediate and long-lasting impacts on conservation here in California and across America. Please email or call your representative and urging them to support these Acts.

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Statement on Racial Justice

June 4, 2020

Sweeping, enduring, societal change is necessary to overcome historic and current racism. It requires action and commitment from all of us. For Sempervirens Fund, that means ensuring the parks and open spaces that we have worked to create are inclusive, welcoming, and safe for all people. That includes advocating for public policies that promote equitable access to parks and other natural areas. It also means continuing to expand the diversity of people who make up our board, staff, and supporters to truly reflect the incredible diversity of California’s populace. And, it means Sempervirens Fund will deepen our relations with environmental justice organizations to listen, learn, and inform our work.

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Image of cows on Cotoni-Coast Dairies property.

Take Action Now: Cotoni-Coast Dairies National Monument needs your voice!

April 11, 2020

In March 2020, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) opened an important public comment period that will shape your experience in visiting Santa Cruz County’s newest national monument and impact heavily the future of the monument’s natural and cultural treasures.

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Coronavirus

March 18, 2020

Sempervirens Fund is committed to our communities during the COVID-19 pandemic Your health and well-being are very much on our minds these days. COVID-19 persists in our communities, and although…

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Fire Creates Forest Resilience

March 16, 2020

On February 27, 2020, Sempervirens and its partners Peninsula Open Space Trust and Save the Redwoods League teamed up with Cal Fire to perform a prescribed burn on the San…

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