Cascade Creek

Safeguarding a spectacular keystone forest near the Santa Cruz coast

With the goal of creating continuous protected redwood habitat from the Santa Cruz Mountains to the Pacific Ocean, Save the Redwoods League has acquired Cascade Creek, a spectacular landscape hosting a mix of old and second-growth redwoods.

A prime example of the ancient redwood habitat that once dominated the San Francisco Bay Area, Cascade Creek holds a key position between Big Basin Redwoods and Año Nuevo State Parks. On this ancestral territory of the Quiroste Tribe, ancient coast redwoods tower above the property’s namesake, Cascade Creek, and redwoods young and old live on the upper slopes. the entire Cascade Creek property experienced wildfire during the CZU Lightning Complex in August 2020, almost all of the coast redwoods appear to have survived, and the forest is already showing signs of recovery. This acquisition is an investment in healthy connected habitat and long-term forest resilience.



Explore this section and learn more about this critical acquisition.


For media inquiries, contact Robin Carr at (415) 766-0927 or [email protected].


Forever Forest
This project was supported by donors to Forever Forest: The Campaign for the Redwoods.

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