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A sandy single-track trail disappears into low flowering plants with the tops of pines peeking up in the distance, by Orenda Randuch

Santa Cruz Sandhills

Among redwoods in the Santa Cruz mountains you can find a habitat so rare it doesn’t exist anywhere else in the world: the Santa Cruz sandhills. Species uniquely adapted to its soil cling to their disappearing habitat long interwoven with redwoods. And you could be their best hope for survival. Explore the ancient rarities of sandhills and redwoods through the lens of photographer Orenda Randuch and learn more about the species and how you can help.

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Wildflowers After Wildfire

The Santa Cruz Mountains are a rich and dynamic place with diverse habitats and landscapes rising from the shores to the ridges. In this guide you can explore three key plant communities – Santa Cruz Sandhills, Chaparral, and Redwood Forest – and the special flowers, plants, and trees to look for as fire-scarred landscapes reset and rebound. Photo by James Maughn.

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Clematis Removal Project Underway in San Vicente Redwoods

DAVENPORT >> This week, Sempervirens Fund will begin work with Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST), Save the Redwoods League and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife to treat and control the invasive Clematis vitalba (Clematis) on 30 acres of watershed within the San Vicente Redwoods property, a large, park-sized property which is co-owned by…

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