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Lompico Forest Carbon Project Forest Carbon Pioneers Sempervirens Fund launched the Lompico Forest Carbon Project to produce a new source of revenue for future land acquisitions through the sale of forest carbon offsets, or carbon credits. At the time, few organizations in the world had attempted anything similar. Although permitted under the international Kyoto Protocol…

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Denying Climate Change Despite a Radically Changing Climate Over the last decade, Americans have become increasingly concerned about climate change and its effects on our lives and communities. In recent years, our planet has reached its highest temperatures ever recorded. New records are being set every year. Catastrophic weather events are no longer rare and…

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Sempervirens Fund and Save the Redwoods League: Partnering to Protect the Redwoods Sempervirens Fund and Save the Redwoods League have been allies in the fight to protect coast redwoods since the League’s inception in 1918. Over the years, the two organizations have worked together through both informal collaboration and official partnerships. Now, as new and…

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by Betsy Herbert, Ph.D. Redwoods are extraordinary. The more we learn about them, the more extraordinary they prove to be. We’ve known for a long time that California’s coast redwoods (Sequoia sempervirens) are the world’s tallest trees and among the longest-living. Scientists are now confirming that redwoods play an important role in the local water…

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