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SemperVoices

Exploring the beauty, history, science, and benefits of our magnificent redwood forests

We invite you to learn more about our magnificent redwood forests. Experts join us to share a richer and deeper understanding and appreciation for the forests you are preserving forever.

These are our SemperVoices:

SemperVoices: Redwoods, and Seeing Ourselves

Redwoods have captured our imagination for millennia. Despite several generations of conservation, care, and restoration, we still largely think of them as a resource for storing carbon, harboring wildlife, and sheltering waterways and habitats. They are, but for some, they are so much more, and perhaps we are so much less. In this issue of SemperVoices, we talk to contemporary artist Robert Buelteman about redwoods as an idea.

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SemperVoices: Ten signs of hope in a forest after fire

We spoke to biologist and redwood expert Emily Burns on what indicators herald signs of recovery in the forest. She gave us not only hope for the future, but a renewed sense of awe for the coast redwood forest.

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SemperVoices: The True Riches of Relationships with the Land

The land is part of who we are. It is our history. We connected with Valentin Lopez, the chairman of the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band, about efforts to re-learn and reclaim cultural traditions to care for the earth in their ancestral territory.

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SemperVoices: Gage Dayton and Observational Science

We recently connected with Gage Dayton and talked about exploring nature near home, learned how the Natural Reserves are faring in the time of COVID-19, and discussed recent work he and the University have undertaken to diversify the natural sciences profession.

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Chris Wilmers checks in with a mountain lion wearing a collar that helps provide data for understanding mountain lion habits.

SemperVoices: Chris Wilmers On Pumas, People, And The Pandemic

Chris Wilmers leads the Puma Project, which focuses on understanding how humans influence the ecology, conservation, and management of mountain lions (or pumas) in the Santa Cruz Mountains. We caught up with Chris to talk about pumas and the potential side effects of altered human behavior during the pandemic.

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Stewardship and Climate Resilience

Caring for the land is climate resilience in action. Learn more about how redwoods are climate champions, and how we are caring for redwood forests for the future.

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