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Review for Sempervirens Fund, Los Altos, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Sempervirens is trying to protect all of the redwood forests and other natural features in
the Santa Cruz Mountains This is an area of 224,000 acres--bigger than most national parks--
of which nearly half is now protected. I am working at finding linkages between protected
parcels to assure wildlife corridors and develop a self-sustaining ecosystem.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Try to raise more money for land acquisition and find partners to participate with us.

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How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

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Role:  Board Member

Review for Sempervirens Fund, Los Altos, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Sempervirens Fund is committed to protecting and preserving redwood forests and other natural features of California's Santa Cruz Mountains. Over the years, it has been instrumental in creating four state parks and protecting tens of thousands of acres of redwood forests. Last month Sempervirens purchased two large parcels from a major timber company. One parcel will be key to Castle Rock and Big Basin State Parks and presrved hundred year old trees that were approved for timber harvest in June. The other parcel preserved habitat for the critically endangered marbled murrelets. A celebratory lunch was held at the first site and was attended by 300 members and by the leadership of the California State Parks system. The weather was beautiful, the location magnificent, and everything went forward flawlessly despite a heavy downpour the previous day. The strength of this organization is its highly profesional staff and its 7000 committed members. The challenge for the future is to work collaboratively with other conservation entities and agencies without losing its geographical focus.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

acquiring and protecting redwood forests.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the great feeling of saving these forests for future generations to enjoy and to be inspired.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

deeply committed to the mission and very helpful to others.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

buy more redwood lands.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Board Member & I have helped identify and negotiate properties for acquisition, worked with Parks personnel on transferring those properties for permanent protection, and helped to raise funds for operations.