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Protected Redwood Forests

We are California’s first land trust, and since 1900 Sempervirens Fund has protected more than 56 square miles of redwood-forested land in the Santa Cruz mountains and helped establish three state and two regional parks. We often own and restore land until it can be managed by public agencies. Read on to learn about the public parks we have helped establish and expand, and you can explore today, and the 11,000 acres of properties we own and care for today.

Public Parks

Big Basin Redwoods State Park

California’s first state park

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Butano State Park

A Serene Nature Getaway

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Castle Rock State Park

Known for its sandstone formations

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Año Nuevo State Park

From Redwoods to Elephant Seals

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Portola Redwoods State Park

A Beautiful Secluded Forest

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Skyline-to-the-Sea Trail

From Mountains Tops to Ocean Waves

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Protected Lands

San Vicente Redwoods

Largest private redwood forest in the region

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Castle Rock Hollow

One of The Last Inholdings of Castle Rock State Park

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Camp Jones Gulch

Connecting generations with old-growth redwoods

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Butano Creek Watershed

From Ridge to Ocean

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Gateway to Big Basin

Protecting and connecting the future of Big Basin

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Gazos Creek Redwoods

Vital Habitat Conservation

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Jamison Creek

Connecting Land for Countless Species

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Lompico Headwaters

A Legendary Forest

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Redwood Meadows

A Fresh Take on Protecting and Connecting Forests

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