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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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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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