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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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Sponsored by Scharf Investments

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Join us the last Tuesday of each month from 1 - 2 PM PT. Topics will include:

  • Hiking for Health
  • Forestry and Fire
  • Exploring Redwoods Through Art and Science
  • Amphibians and Reptiles of the Redwoods

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Our past Under the Redwoods webinars:

Climate Action Plan for Redwoods: Laura McLendon and Tom Robinson

March 28, 2023

Join Sempervirens Fund’s Laura McLendon and conservation planning consultant Tom Robinson for a look at new evidence about the climate crisis, the impact on redwoods, and how the organization is responding. March 2023

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Patricia Ononiwu Kaishian leads a mycology walk

Mycology, Redwoods, and Eugenics with Dr. Patricia Ononiwu Kaishian

February 28, 2023

Join mycologist and Bard College visiting professor Dr. Patricia Ononiwu Kaishian for a conversation about the troubling roots of the redwoods conservation movement and how mycology can inspire us towards reconciliation. February 2023

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Learning from Nature with Felicia Van Stolk

January 31, 2023

Join Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History’s Felicia Van Stolk for a conversation about creating joyful and lasting learning experiences, fostering stewardship, and connecting people of all ages and backgrounds to the region’s rich natural world. January 2023

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2022: A Milestone Year in Conservation with Sempervirens Fund Staff

November 15, 2022

Join Sempervirens Fund Staff to look back at and celebrate a milestone year for conservation, stewardship, and public parks in the Santa Cruz mountains. November 2022

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Under the Redwoods with Alec Apodaca and Alexii Sigona

October 25, 2022

Alec Apodaca 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…

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Matt De Young

Trail-Making in the Santa Cruz Mountains with Matt De Young

September 27, 2022

Join Matt De Young, Santa Cruz Mountains Trail Stewardship director, for a look at trail-making and public access. September 2022

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Climate And Redwoods Tree Rings With Increments By Ink Dwell

Illustrating Nature with Jane Kim

August 30, 2022

Visual artist and science illustrator Jane Kim of Ink Dwell studio joins us to discuss how she and her team tackle the transformation of science into art. August 2022  

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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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