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CZU Anniversary

On August 16, 2020 a climate-fueled-weather event sparked the most catastrophic fire ever recorded in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Over the next month, fire raged through the region impacting lives, communities, parks, and some of the most ancient and beloved remaining coast redwood forests in the world. A year later, we look back at the CZU Fire.

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Cotoni-Coast Ridge provides habitat for the American badger, white-tailed kite, great horned owl and northern harrier. It falls within the nesting range of the endangered marbled murrelet. Mountain lions roam across the connected forests. And, the property includes headwaters for a creek that is essential for the endangered Coho and steelhead salmon. Sempervirens Fund has…

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