Redwood Heartland

The coast redwoods of the Santa Cruz Mountains provide a place for solace and reflection for San Francisco Bay Area residents and also for visitors from around the world who are inspired by the redwoods’ towering heights. Some redwood giants are more than 2,000 years old. But these magnificent forests do more than inspire. They hold soil together to keep our water clean, provide habitat for multiple species—including some found only in these forests—and sequester greenhouse gases to clean our air. The strategy is to protect redwood forest lands, both working forests and parks valued for their natural resources and scenic beauty, and to link them together to protect entire landscapes in the redwood heartland of the Santa Cruz Mountains.