Cascade Creek

Forever Forest
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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.


Cascade Creek is one of the flagship projects of Forever Forest: The Campaign for the Redwoods, a comprehensive campaign launched by Save the Redwoods League in January 2020 to garner support for the organization’s ambitious vision for the next century of redwoods conservation. The League’s goal is to raise $120 million by 2022 to fund the first years of this centennial vision, which includes protecting entire landscapes through large-scale, strategic land acquisitions; restoring young redwood forests to become the old-growth forests of the future; and connecting all people with the beauty and power of the redwoods through transformational park experiences.


Explore this section and learn more about this critical acquisition.


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