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Join Sempervirens Fund for an opportunity to permanently protect more than 1,000 acres of redwood forests and care for 11,000 acres of redwoods for future generations. The habitats, waterways, and resiliency of the Santa Cruz mountain region are at risk without healthy, connected coast redwoods. Few remain and we need your help to preserve forests to ensure they will never be developed, degraded, or destroyed.

As the climate changes, redwood habitats are critical for plants and animals in the region to thrive. Redwoods are climate champions, no other tree species can store more carbon. And a redwood’s endurance shows us how to care for our natural world.

Take action to permanently protect more than 1,000 acres of redwood forests, and care for 11,000 acres of redwoods for generations to come.


Your support will help to permanently protect 928-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.





Join 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-ageneration opportunity preserves 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. Protecting these iconic and resilient climate champions ensures our region’s dynamic natural diversity can thrive for generations—and millennia—to come. Learn More

You can protect redwoods now, for all, forever.



You can protect essential redwoods in the Santa Cruz Mountains today. The goal for REDWOODS NOW, FOR ALL, FOREVER is to raise $14 million by September 2022 to protect the redwoods at YMCA’s Camp Jones Gulch, protect the Gateway to Big Basin, and ensure land management and stewardship to these and the 11,000 acres of land currently under Sempervirens Fund’s care.

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