Your support will help permanently protect 920-acres of coast redwood and conifer forest from future development or timber harvest. Securing a conservation easement for YMCA Camp Jones Gulch near La Honda will safeguard the largest swath of intact habitat in the Santa Cruz Mountains, connecting to Pescadero Creek and Sam McDonald County Parks. And with your support we have already successfully protected the Gateway to Big Basin a critical forest property on the edge of Big Basin Redwoods State Park.
You joined us to ensure that future generations have access to thriving redwood forests. The camp’s 39 acres of old-growth forest—the Valley of the Giants—is at the heart of The Y of San Francisco’s vision for outdoor education camps for thousands of young people and families. This once-in-a-generation opportunity preserved key ecosystems and provides an indispensable nature experience for generations to come.
Development and timber harvesting are the biggest threats to our redwoods, including those at Camp Jones Gulch. These iconic and resilient climate champions are protected, ensuring our region’s dynamic natural diversity can thrive for generations—and millennia—to come. Learn More
You protected redwoods now, for all, forever.
You invested to protect essential redwoods in the Santa Cruz Mountains today. Through REDWOODS NOW, FOR ALL, FOREVER, you protected the redwoods at YMCA’s Camp Jones Gulch, protected the Gateway to Big Basin, and ensured land management and stewardship to these and the 11,000 acres of land currently under Sempervirens Fund’s care.