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NEWS: Sempervirens Fund Announces Plan to Preserve The Y of San Francisco’s Camp Jones Gulch and Redwood Forests in Santa Cruz Mountains

May 18, 2022

Sempervirens Fund Announces Plan to Preserve The Y of San Francisco’s Camp Jones Gulch and Redwood Forests in Santa Cruz Mountains

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Birds and Birding in the Santa Cruz Mountains

May 9, 2022

Have you considered birding or birdwatching? Not sure how you start? We spoke to international expert birding guide Alvaro Jaramillo who shares his expertise with an introduction to birds and how to get started birding in the Santa Cruz mountains. Read on for beautiful birds, when and where to find them, and how to identify them.

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Camp Jones Gulch Sorel And Redwoods By Canopy Dynamics

Camp Jones Gulch

May 6, 2022

Camp Jones Gulch’s 928 acres are home to some of the oldest remaining redwoods in the Santa Cruz mountains and an innovative camp where the mighty giants have inspired generations of youth to connect with nature. Semperivens Fund is partnering with The Y of San Francisco to protect the forest, and ensure redwoods, the camp, our youth, and our community will continue to thrive for generations to come.

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NEWS: Sempervirens Fund Establishes GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® Title with #HugATreeChallenge

April 25, 2022

Sempervirens Fund Establishes GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® Title with #HugATreeChallenge

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Accessibility Guide Bob Coomber 4 Wheel Bob By Ian Bornarth

Accessibility in the Santa Cruz Mountains

April 12, 2022

We are showcasing accessible trails in the Santa Cruz mountains, and we talked with Bob Coomber–the renowned hiker “4 Wheel Bob”, lifelong admirer of redwoods, and member of the State Parks Recreational Trails Commission–to discuss his experiences with accessibility and how he has overcome challenges to explore the outdoors far beyond where the paved trail ends.

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Asia Rainbow Eucalyptus By Dirk HR Spennemann

10 Trees Around the World

April 4, 2022

We’ve gathered 10 of the most interesting trees from around the world and parks where you might meet them. We hope these trees help nurture appreciation for all that they do for us, wildlife, and the planet. If you’re ready to share your appreciation for trees and want to help spread the love, join us for our Hug-a-Tree Challenge on Earth Day, April 22, 2022 where you can help establish a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® title for the most photos of people hugging trees in one hour.

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Climate and Redwoods water illustration by Ink Dwell

Redwoods and Climate

March 16, 2022

The Santa Cruz mountains are a southern stronghold for California’s coast redwoods. The range’s oldest trees have withstood nearly two millennia of drought, floods, winds, fires, earthquakes, and changes made by the area’s human residents. In this new series we explore how Earth’s changing climate shaped redwoods, is affecting redwoods today, and what the future holds.

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Cancelled: Hug-a-Tree Challenge at Roaring Camp

March 16, 2022

We’ve cancelled the in-person Hug-a-Tree Challenge event at Roaring Camp. There is some good news: you can still join the global Hug-a-Tree Challenge, wherever you may be on Earth Day, where you can help establish a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® title for most photos of a person hugging a tree uploaded to Instagram in one hour.

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NEWS: Sempervirens Fund Attempts to Establish GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® Title on Earth Day with #HugATreeChallenge

March 12, 2022

Sempervirens Fund Attempts to Establish GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® Title on Earth Day with #HugATreeChallenge

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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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