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Under the Redwoods

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

In this webinar series, we invite experts and thinkers to join us to explore our magnificent redwood forests, what makes redwoods so special, why they thrive here and nowhere else in the world, and what they mean to us in our lives.

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Our past Under the Redwoods webinars:

Scott Ordway

Art, Land, and Emotion with composer Scott Ordway

July 27, 2022

Join composer and artist Scott Ordway to learn about his new symphonic work, The End of Rain, commissioned by the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music and featuring Roomful of Teeth. The text is based on more than 200 crowdsourced stories of wildfire and drought in California, accompanied by documentary photography by the composer. You can…

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The Magic of Learning in Nature with Carrie Herrera

June 28, 2022

Join YMCA Camp Jones Gulch director Carrie Herrera to learn about learning … in nature, and how it makes a difference for children to be immersed in outdoor educational experiences. June 2022

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Lenya Quinn-Davidson at September Burn in Bear Rive. Photo by Thomas Stratton

Prescribed Burning in California with Lenya Quinn-Davidson

May 31, 2022

Prescribed fire is widely recognized as one of the best tools to promote ecological and community resilience in California, yet barriers remain. In this webinar, policy expert Lenya Quinn-Davidson discusses recent legislative efforts to increase the use of prescribed fire, and highlights upcoming opportunities and actions to further this work. May 2022

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Alvaro Jaramillo

Birds of the Central Coast with Alvaro Jaramillo

April 26, 2022

Join international, and Half Moon Bay-based, birding guide, Alvaro Jaramillo, of Alvaro’s Adventures for an introduction to birds of the Central Coast of California. April 2022

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Jason Addison, U.S. Geological Survey

Looking Deep into the Past for Clues to Climate’s Future with Jason Addison

March 29, 2022

Join U.S. Geological Survey Paleooceanographer Jason Addison to learn how coast redwoods are teaching researchers about climate over millennia, and providing critical context for modern climate conditions. March 2022

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Introduction to Forest Bathing: Dr. Suzanne Bartlett Hackenmiller

February 22, 2022

Enjoy an introduction to forest bathing and our conversation with Dr. Suzanne Bartlett Hackenmiller. AllTrails’ lead medical director, and an expert in the practice of Shinrin-yoku, or forest bathing. You can also enjoy the feature presentation from this webinar at www.sempervirens.org/forest-bathing. This webinar is sponsored by AllTrails. February 2022.

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The History of #OptOutside: Vivienne Long, REI

November 16, 2021

Enjoy our conversation Under the Redwoods with REI’s VP of Marketing, Vivienne Long. We discuss the origins, growth, and annual tradition of #OptOutside, on Black Friday, and every day. Vivienne leads REI’s national and local marketing and works to ensure REI resonates with the next generation of customers. November 2021

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San Vicente Creek Restoring A Stronghold Davenport Water Pipe By Ian Bornarth

Restoring Mill Creek and the San Vicente Watershed: Ian Rowbotham and Kelli Camara

October 26, 2021

Enjoy our conversation Under the Redwoods with Ian Rowbotham and Kelli Camara. Together they help us understand what the removal of the Mill Creek Dam means for the San Vicente watershed and Coho salmon habitat restoration efforts. This webinar is possible thanks to generous support from Heritage Bank and Resources Legacy Fund. October 2021

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Fire and Forests in California: Professor Scott Stephens

September 28, 2021

Enjoy our conversation Under the Redwoods with Professor and fire ecologist Scott Stephens. He shares his perspectives on good fire–like prescribed burning–and destructive fire, and he discusses policies in play and actions that might be taken to get ahead to actively manage land for forest health and reduced wildfire risk. September 2021

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Suzanne Simard

Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest: Suzanne Simard

September 14, 2021

Enjoy our conversation Under the Redwoods with renowned ecologist and author of Finding the Mother Tree, Professor Suzanne Simard. Together we learned about her pioneering research exploring how connections and communication between trees, particularly below-ground connections between Douglas-fir Mother Trees and seedlings, could influence forest recovery. September 2021

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