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

Prescribed Fire Policy in California | Lenya Quinn-Davidson

Prescribed fire is widely recognized as one of the best tools to promote ecological and community resilience in California, yet barriers remain. This webinar will discuss recent legislative efforts to increase the use of prescribed fire, and highlight upcoming opportunities and actions to further this work.

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Magical Learning in Nature | Carrie Herrera

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.

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Scott Ordway

The End of Rain: Art, Emotion, and Land | Scott Ordway

Join composer and artist Scott Ordway to learn about his forcoming 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.

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Jane Kim conducting research and fieldwork about Sequoias for Biographic.

Illustrating Nature | Jane Kim, Ink Dwell studio

Join visual artist and science illustrator Jane Kim to explore how she and her team brings the beauty and complexity of nature to life, merging science illustration with modern fine art.

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Matt DeYoung

Califoria’s Newest Public Monument: Cotoni-Coast Dairies | Matt DeYoung

Join Santa Cruz Mountains Trail Stewarsdship director MattDeYoung for a look at public access to Cotoni-Coast Dairies, the new unit of the California Coastal Monument, opening later this year.

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The Historical Ecology of Indigenous Stewardship Practices in Northern Santa Cruz: Alec Apodaca, Mike Grone, and Alexii Sigona

Join us to learn about the coordinated efforts documenting the deep history of Native American landscape stewardship here in our own backyards. To carry out this multidisciplinary research, the Amah Mutsun Land Trust has partnered with the Department of Anthropology and Department of Environmental Science and Policy Management at UC Berkeley to investigate how Native people used fire to steward important cultural and natural resources on the landscape, and what the contemporary implication for these long-term legacies of land use are for us today.

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Our past Under the Redwoods webinars:

The Marvels and Mystery of the Marbled Murrelet: Portia Halbert

April 29, 2021

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…

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Treasure Hunting in the Santa Cruz Mountains: Amy Patten

April 2, 2021

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…

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Redwoods as an Idea: Robert Buelteman

February 26, 2021

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…

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Looking to California State Parks’ Future: Armando Quintero

January 28, 2021

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…

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Valentin Lopez

Indigenous People of the Santa Cruz Mountains: Valentin Lopez

October 28, 2020

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.

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Emily Burns

Signs of Life: Forests in Recovery

September 4, 2020

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.

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Managing for Wildfire in the Santa Cruz Mountains

July 15, 2020

 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.

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