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San Vicente Creek Flow By Ian Bornarth

An old dam has denied endangered Coho salmon their critical spawning ground and redwood forests their nutrients for over a century in the Santa Cruz Mountains. This is the story of bringing down a dam to restore the southernmost habitat for Coho and coast redwoods.

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The CZU fire transformed Big Basin Redwoods State Park in a matter of hours. Its effects will linger for hundreds of years. The forest is expected to rebound, eventually, more or less—but when? How long until the forest looks, feels, sounds, and smells like the place we knew?

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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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Restoring San Vicente Creek Saving Endangered Salmon Sempervirens Fund is helping save critically endangered coho salmon and threatened steelhead through the restoration of San Vicente Creek in San Vicente Redwoods in the Santa Cruz Mountains near the small coastal town of Davenport. Read on to learn about these critical regional efforts. Donate Now Caring for…

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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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Establishing research plots at Sempervirens Fund’s Whalen property

Sempervirens Fund and Amah Mutsun Land Trust Partner on 3-year Meadow Restoration and Research Project   Last year, Sempervirens Fund began an effort to restore a former meadow that had been completely covered by planted Christmas trees on our property adjacent to Castle Rock State Park. The initial plan involved removing the densely packed Christmas…

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