Sempervirens Fund

California State Parks Purchase from Sempervirens Fund Expands Castle Rock

Celebrating the breathtaking view at Castle Rock State Park. Photo copyright Mike Kahn.

This is the first addition to Castle Rock since 2004 and the first California State Parks purchase since 2011. Castle Rock is known for its coastal redwoods and steep canyons that make it not just a popular hiking destination but also one of the most-visited rock climbing spots in the area.

Renowned Science Group Embraces Redwood Mojo

At the Wender Group Grove in June 2016. Scott Peden photo.

VIDEO: Using nature as inspiration, Stanford's Wender Group creates lifesaving compounds in the laboratory. A redwood grove in Castle Rock State Park stands as a powerful monument to their work.

Saving Big Trees for Little Kids

Anthony Carreno, 8,  shows some style at a Santa Cruz Warriors Kids Slam Dunk Contest last night. Chip Scheuer photo.

Santa Cruz Warriors team up with Sempervirens Fund to highlight #TeamRedwoods campaign.

Google Trekker Shows the Way to Living Memorials

Amanda Krauss and Paul Davis study a Big Basin map before hitting the trail with Trekker. Hilltromper photo.

Sempervirens Fund maps 60 miles of hiking trails in Big Basin, enabling those who've dedicated redwood trees and groves to virtually visit the park.

Big Basin Founders' Day

Self-portrait of photographer-turned-activist A.P. Hill, who helped found the Sempervirens Club and save the last big trees in Big Basin.

Celebrate California's first state park and the start of the modern conservation movement this Saturday at Big Basin.

Tribe Returns to Land Near Ano Nuevo

Amah Mutsun youths tend patches of angelica, a medicinal plant. Courtesy 'Open Road.'

The Quiroste Valley is once again under the care of native Californians. On Aug. 9, 'Open Road with Doug McConnell' explores how the Amah Mutsun are reviving their traditions with support from Sempervirens Fund and State Parks.

Keep The Fish In The Trees

A juvenile steelhead trout in an Olympic Peninsula creek. Photo by Roger Tabor.

Marine isotopes in redwood forests point to a cosmic salmon-redwood connection.

Shelley Ratay to Take Helm at Sempervirens Fund

Shelley Ratay, 38, takes the corner office at Sempervirens Fund on April 1.

Sempervirens Fund welcomes Shelley Ratay as its new executive director effective April 1.

Amanda Montez Joins Sempervirens Board

Amanda Montez grew up in Southern California hiking and camping on summer vacations. She joined the Sempervirens Fund Board of Directors last week.

The first Latina to join the Sempervirens Fund Board of Directors has an idea or two about reaching out to underserved communities.

Hike The Great Park: Pescadero Creek

Redwoods in the mist on the Brook Trail. Hilltromper photo.

The holidays are past, the new year's begun, and it's time to plan some butt-kicking hikes in the Great Park! May we recommend Brook Trail Loop, an 8.2-mile sojourn in almost-hidden Pescadero Creek County Park.