photo by Don DeBold.
A Home Like No Other
FACT: Some species only live among redwoods or in their canopies.
Experts Agree: Redwoods Rule!
FACT: Burned redwoods can get fuzzy with new growth.
Read, Watch, and Share
FACT: The oldest living coast redwood is at least 2,200 years old.
The best way to learn? Visit!
The redwood forests of the Santa Cruz Mountains provide crucial recreation, refuge, and reflection for the people who live in or visit the San Francisco Bay Area. There are so many parks in the area where we can get out and discover the redwoods and be transformed by the experience—whether we are walking, biking, riding horseback, rock climbing, creating art, camping, or simply soaking up the beauty of redwoods and nature.
Protect Redwoods now
Coast redwoods are rare and precious—and they are at risk every day. Over the last 150 years, 95% of the old-growth redwood forests in the Santa Cruz Mountains were cut down. Today, the remaining redwood forests face relentless threats of being carved up, paved over, and built on. Amazing but true: magnificent coast redwoods are not protected by the state or federal government. It’s up to us to ensure that they survive, for wildlife and future generations to enjoy.
You can help protect and care for the local redwood forests.