Where to Find Spring Wildflowers

Want to see the spring bloom? Learn where to go and find information on 30 local flowers with our handy wildflower guide!

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How to Spot Poison Oak Before it Spots You

Do you know what poison oak looks like? Learn how to identify poison oak and what to do if your exposed.

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The Houseplant That Tried to Take Over a San Vicente Creek

There's an invasive houseplant loose in the Santa Cruz Mountains that can swallow a creek. But we're going to stop it before it can.

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The Making of Giants: Redwood Forest Restoration in the Santa Cruz Mountains

We have a plan to restore the redwood forest at POST-protected San Vicente Redwoods - we're working to make giant trees. Watch the video and learn more.

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Where to Find 10 Big Redwoods in the Santa Cruz Mountains

Here we share a map that shows you where to find some of the biggest and old trees in the Santa Cruz Mountains. See these giants for yourself!

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What’s A Forest Bath (And Why You Need One)

Learn how short, slow, contemplative walks through the forest can dramatically improve your health and wellbeing!

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Re-Oaking: The Future of Silicon Valley

To help build a more ecologically resilient Bay Area, researchers at the San Francisco Estuary Institute have a creative solution: re-oaking! Here's what the future holds for oaks in the Silicon Valley.

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Lessons Learned at Cloverdale Coastal Ranches

Land intern, Beatrix Jimenez, took on a large project this summer working to measure the success of our grassland restoration at our Cloverdale Coastal Ranches property. She didn't expect what she found. Here are her lessons learned:

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Why does rain smell so good?

Take a good sniff! Doesn't rain smell so good? But where does that great smell come from? Find the answers here.

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