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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Re-Oaking: The Future of Silicon Valley

To help build a more ecologically resilient Bay Area, researchers have a creative solution: re-oaking!

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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 local grassland restoration.

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3 Historic Trail Experiences to Take You Back in Time

Walk the paths of these areas that helped define our region as we know it.

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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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Yes, in my backyard!

When you picture “wildlife habitat” a backyard is probably not the first thing that comes to mind. Dr. Nicole Heller, our Director of Conservation Science, shares her go-to rules for landscaping that will help native Californian species flourish.

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Indigenous Stewardship and Conservation In A Changing World

How did Native Americans influence the ecosystems of the Peninsula? What can we learn from those interactions and how do we apply what we are learning? We answer these questions and more...

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