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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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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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On February 27, 2020, Sempervirens and its partners Peninsula Open Space Trust and Save the Redwoods League teamed up with Cal Fire to perform a prescribed burn on the San Vicente Redwoods property, protected by you since 2011. Cal Fire crews managed to burn nearly 22 acres, connecting to a 7-acre area burned in fall…

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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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San Vicente Redwoods

The San Vicente Redwoods The largest parcel of redwood forest in the San Francisco-San Jose area has a new name and a new future: protected wildlife habitat, recreation and sustainable timber harvesting The 8,500-acre CEMEX Redwoods property today steps forward as San Vicente Redwoods, named after the creek that runs through the property and supplies…

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