Sempervirens Fund is California’s oldest land trust and the only organization dedicated exclusively to protecting the redwood forests of the Santa Cruz Mountains.
Sempervirens Fund protects, connects and cares for the local redwood forests between Silicon Valley and the Pacific Ocean – while they open up more ways for people to enjoy them. Since 1900, Sempervirens Fund has permanently protected more than 53 square miles of local redwood forests and watersheds for people, wildlife and future generations.
As California’s oldest land trust and the only organization focused entirely on this local redwood forest, Sempervirens Fund works on behalf of the community to re-establish a vast, beautiful, accessible redwood world that provides crucial refuge and recreation in their own backyard. They call it the Great Park.
The Great Park ultimately will cover 195 square miles of public parks and private land. That’s the size of four San Franciscos. More than 2/3 of this land is already protected…permanently. Yet, 1/3 of the forest is at risk of being cut up, fenced off and paved for housing subdivisions, shopping centers and urban sprawl.
Sempervirens Fund’s mission is to protect and permanently preserve redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) forests, wildlife habitat, watersheds, and other important natural and scenic features of California’s Santa Cruz Mountains, and to encourage public appreciation and enjoyment of this environment.
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