Join us for our 2021 series
We are looking forward to bringing you a full year of monthly webinar presentations in 2021. You can register for individual webinars or the entire series here.
Join Scott Stephens, U.C. Berkeley’s Professor of Fire Science, for a conversation about what’s happened since Big Basin burned over a year ago, and how we are–or aren’t–addressing the very real challenges with fire ecology to preserve our forests. This webinar is possible thanks to generous support from Heritage Bank of Commerce.
Join us for a special webinar Under the Redwoods with REI’s Vice President of Marketing, Vivienne Long, and learn about 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.
Our past Under the Redwoods webinars:
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 2021Watch Webinar
We were joined by California State Parks-Santa Cruz District Superintendent Chris Spohrer for a look back at a year since the CZU Lightning Complex swept through Big Basin Redwoods State Park. We also looked ahead at Big Basin’s future. You can join California State Parks in Reimagining Big Basin. August 2021Watch Webinar
The Bay Area region has long been on the leading edge of land conservation, and for nearly four decades Doug McConnell has crafted the seminal stories of our conservation triumphs and challenges. Join Sara Barth for a conversation with Doug about what inspires him when he looks ahead to our parks and conservation future.Watch Webinar
The Santa Cruz Puma Project has been studying mountain lions (or pumas) in the Santa Cruz Mountains for 12 years. In this episode, Chris Wilmers, Ph.D., Professor of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, UC Santa Cruz, explores the long term findings of their research exploring how human presence impacts puma behavior, movements, and survival. Along the…Watch Webinar
Portia Halbert, California State Parks Environmental Scientist, tells the tale of the marvelous and mysterious marbled murrelet, an endangered seabird that prefers to nest in the canopies of old-growth trees such as redwoods here in the Santa Cruz Mountains. To keep up to date with Portia Halbert’s resources and research on marbled murrelets, go to…Watch Webinar
The Santa Cruz Mountains are home to many rare and endemic plants, often found in equally unique and beautiful habitats. In this webinar California Native Plant Society’s Rare Plant Treasure Hunt Manager Amy Patten reveals the life history and ecology of some of our local rare plants and how they respond to challenges of life…Watch Webinar
In this webinar live from the artist’s coastside studio in Montara, Robert Buelteman explores redwoods and the ideas they hold for us. Where many contemporary artists depict the desultory perspective of what humankind has done to nature, Robert Buelteman has focused his life’s work in what nature has done to and for, humankind. Through words…Watch Webinar
An environmental scientist by training, Armando Quintero is new to his role with California State Parks, and brings considerable experience in park operations, outdoor education, equity and access, and public service roles. We look forward to exploring our State Parks with him, his goals for his tenure, and the next steps for our regional state parks to…Watch Webinar
Valentin Lopez, the chairman of the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band, discusses efforts to re-learn and reclaim cultural traditions to care for the earth in their ancestral territory. You can also read our SemperVoices interview with Val, discussing the true riches of relationships with the land.Watch Webinar
Redwoods expert Emily Burns, Ph.D. shares the signs she looks for in forests recovering from wildfire. This presentation is hopeful, insightful, and brimming with facts that may matter now more than ever. You can also enjoy Dr. Burns’ Ten Signs Of Hope In A Forest After Fire from our SemperVoices series.Watch Webinar