Honoring our Community
Redwoods’ strength comes, in part, from their interconnected roots. Each tree is bolstered by the others in the grove and together they are better able to withstand wind, rain, drought, and fire. Our essential workers are our redwoods, standing tall, keeping us deeply connected and nourished, and sheltering us in the storm.
We honor and pay tribute to the essential workers in our community, working tirelessly to keep our communities as healthy, fed, and cared for as possible.
Returning to Nature
In our current global health crisis, you inspire us to once again persevere to protect and preserve redwood forests in the Santa Cruz Mountains, as we did during the pandemic of 1918, the Great Depression, and two world wars. Your support for our organization comes at a time when we, undeterred from our mission, are innovating to conserve and steward the forests in new ways.
In cooperation with state and local agencies and partners, we are returning (after sheltering-in-place) to actively manage and steward thousands of precious acres of land.
You are making this work possible: reforesting, removing invasive species and debris, and restoring streams.
We have always relied on rigorous scientific research, modeling, and best practices to guide us with this work, and our science advisory panel and other experts are helping us refine our approaches in a time of social distancing.
Just as science guides us, our common humanity sustains us. We are in awe of the tireless work of the doctors, nurses, and pharmacists, the emergency responders, the grocery, restaurant, and delivery workers, and our local farmers and agricultural workers.
We are all in this together, and for Sempervirens Fund our hope lies with our magnificent redwoods and with all of you who come together for the trees, for each other, and for a better, healthier future for all.