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An Inspiring Partnership From The Start

Like Sempervirens Fund, photography preserves the beauty of the Santa Cruz Mountains forever. In a click, photographers capture the wild, rugged, and diverse landscapes, and it’s majestic plant and wildlife inhabitants in an image that inspires others to connect with and protect them for future generations. It was a photographer who founded Sempervirens Fund in 1900, launching the redwood conservation movement and the largest State Park system in the nation. And it is photography today that continues to help illustrate what is at risk and what can flourish when preserved and cared for, for people and wildlife to enjoy for generations to come.

Here you can enjoy the work of talented and dedicated photographers.

photo by I. Bornarth.


These are some of the amazing photographers whose work helps to inspire change and curiosity—protecting the Santa Cruz Mountains and connecting people with them. If you’d like to share your photos to help raise awareness about saving the redwood forests and wildlands of the Santa Cruz Mountains for people, wildlife, and future generations to enjoy, check out our monthly photo contest.

Insta Worthy

You can see stunning photos from the photographers above and many others at work inspiring protection and connection of the Santa Cruz Mountains on our Instagram feed below and at @SempervirensFund on Instagram.

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