Caring For The Land

Caring for the Land and Waters

Sempervirens Fund owns 22 redwood forest properties and three conservation easements totaling more than 10,000 acres. We care for these forest lands as they recover from clearcutting during the late 19th and early 20th century.

Typically, we own and manage redwood properties before transferring them to a public agency or other long-term landowner. For conservation easements we hold, we monitor the property regularly to ensure that forest health continues to improve.

Conservation of Forests

For each property in our care, we create a stewardship plan and undertake conservation and restoration activities such as:

  • Clean up man-made debris (such as abandoned cars or dilapidated structures)
  • Remove invasive plants
  • Restore streams to improve fish passage and habitat
  • Reforest by planting redwoods and other native seedlings
  • Build trails
  • Control erosion on roads
  • Enhance public parks with interpretive signs, displays and other educational facilities

Now more than ever we depend on funding from our donors to help us care for the redwood forests and monitor their health as they continue to thrive. Donate Now!

Read our Trail Blazers article about how Sempervirens Fund also helped found and supports volunteer trail crews in Santa Cruz Mountains parks.