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.
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.
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:
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
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