Your Impact in 2021
Thanks to your support, donations, and volunteer time in 2021, we protected the Gateway to Big Basin, removed a dam and restored habitat, worked to bring our forests back from the brink after the CZU fire and prepare them to withstand the challenges ahead, and partnered with Amah Mustun Land Trust to improve our approaches to active and adaptive land management while they reclaim their ancestral history and traditional practices. This is what impact your support had on our mission to protect and permanently preserve redwood forests:
Safeguarding a region at risk
Spanning more than 1,000 square miles, the Santa Cruz Mountains region is a spectacular, biodiverse regional wonderland. A third of the region’s forests are unprotected and at risk. Every acre of forest under threat can have consequences for what we have already protected. Intact habitat is critical for our forests and the wildlife that call them home to thrive, ensures clean water, and helps us prepare for and mitigate the risks of fire. Learn more about the risks to this region.
Despite these threats, your support ensures we are working to protect redwood forested lands critical to the region’s health and resilience. Learn more about how you make this work happen.
Together, we have protected more than 35,000 acres of redwood forests and helped establish three state and two regional parks. We currently own and care for more than 11,000 acres of forests throughout the region. With your support we continue to protect and care for more land every year, and deepen our partnerships to ensure our forests thrive for generations to come.
Learn more about how your support makes a difference
Our expert staff, advisors, and partners collaborate to ensure that the redwood forests most essential to a thriving and resilient Santa Cruz Mountains ecosystem are protected and cared for, always.
Follow along with us and our partners as we explore the science, beauty, and history of the coast redwoods.