Under the Redwoods: a Sempervirens Fund webinar series
In this webinar series, we invite experts and thinkers to join us to explore our magnificent redwood forests, what makes redwoods so special, why they thrive here and nowhere else in the world, and what they mean to us in our lives.We are looking forward to bringing you a full year of webinar presentations in 2021 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm on the last Tuesday of each month.
The Santa Cruz Puma Project has been studying mountain lions (or pumas) in the Santa Cruz Mountains for 12 years. Join Chris Wilmers, Ph.D., Professor of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, UC Santa Cruz, to learn about the long term findings of their research exploring how human presence impacts puma behavior, movements, and survival. Along the way we will delve into some of the mysteries of mountain lion natural history, including how they communicate with each other, what they think of Rachel Maddow and Rush Limbaugh, and how they responded to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Join us Under the Redwoods with renowned ecologist and author of Finding the Mother Tree, Professor Suzanne Simard, to learn about her pioneering research exploring how connections and communication between trees, particularly below-ground connections between Douglas-fir Mother Trees and seedlings, could influence forest recovery.
The Bay Area region has long been on the leading edge of land conservation, and for nearly four decades Doug McConnell has crafted the seminal stories of our conservation triumphs and challenges. Join us July 29 Under the Redwoods for a conversation with Doug about what inspires him when he looks ahead to our parks and conservation future.