Your Impact in 2022
Thanks to your support, donations, and volunteer time, 2022 was a milestone year in the Santa Cruz mountains! Together, we protected more than 1,000 acres of vital redwood forests includidng the largest remaining swath of unprotected old-growth redwoods at Camp Jones Gulch. We welcomed the public to enjoy the first 7 miles of trails at San Vicente Redwoods. We documented endagered coho salmon in Mill Creek for the first time ever after a decade of work to remove a dam and restore habitat. And we planted thousands of trees and worked to help our forests recover from fire and be more resilient to climate change. 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 36,000 acres of redwood forests and helped establish three state and two regional parks. We currently own and care for more than 12,000 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.