Protecting and Connecting the Park
To the northwest of Año Nuevo State Park, Sempervirens Fund has worked to protect redwood forests in the upper Whitehouse Creek watershed and extend the connection to Big Basin Redwoods State Park. More than 400 acres have been protected in the Whitehouse Creek watershed including the headwaters of Whitehouse Creek on the Lachenbruch property, the old-growth redwoods of Skylark Ranch Girl Scout Camp, and the both ecologically and culturally important land near Costanoa Lodge. Larger connections between protected lands vastly improve habitat and corridors for wildlife and recreation opportunities for people. Sempervirens Fund holds a conservation easement for Skylark Ranch Girl Scout Camp and will be forever involved in ensuring the forests there are preserved.