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.
The Santa Cruz Mountains are home to many rare and endemic plants, often found in equally unique and beautiful habitats. Join California Native Plant Society’s Rare Plant Treasure Hunt Manager Amy Patten for a discussion on the life history and ecology of some of our local rare plants and how they respond to challenges of life on the Central Coast. We’ll also learn about how these plants respond to wildfires and other disturbances, and go over how to get involved in community science efforts to document fire recovery within the CZU Lightning Complex burn area.
Our past Under the Redwoods webinars:
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
Sempervirens Fund Land Stewardship Manager Ian Rowbotham details the work that goes into preventing wildfire, managing fire risks, and using fire as a tool for healthy land management. This presentation offers important context for the work to come to mitigate the risks for future wildfire events before they occur.Watch Webinar