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Rain Does Little to Dampen Antonelli Pond Celebration
by Audrelina Mendiola-Arriola
on April 17, 2024

Land Trust staff and partners welcomed the community to a celebration of Antonelli Pond on April 14th. Thanks to everyone who joined the festivities!

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Spring 2024 Field Guide
by Land Trust Santa Cruz
on April 10, 2024

Our new Field Guide is hot off the presses! We hope you enjoy all the news and fun photos!

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Students Get Hands-on Experience at San Vicente Redwoods
by Brian Homberger
on April 9, 2024

Students from the San Jose Latino College Prep Academy recently visited San Vicente Redwoods to learn about climate change and sustainability through the lens of fire ecology.

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In Santa Cruz Style: Getting from Here to There
by Land Trust Santa Cruz
on April 4, 2024

This article shines a light on how the Land Trust's wildlife crossing protects both animals and people driving on the highway.

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Spring Access & Stewardship Update
by Steve Glascock
on April 4, 2024

The wet winter months have kept the Land Trust's Access and Stewardship teams very busy. You can read about some of their work in this article.

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Honoring the Legacy of Sandy Henn
by Laura Dannehl-Schickman
on March 19, 2024

Sandy was a woman who lived life to the fullest and on her own terms. We are honored that as part of her legacy, she chose to support our work to protect, care for, and connect all people to the vibrant natural and working lands that are essential for our community and nature to thrive together for generations to come.

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Press Release: Land Trust of Santa Cruz County Protects Habitat for Rare and Endangered Santa Cruz Long-toed Salamander
by Land Trust Santa Cruz
on February 28, 2024

The Land Trust of Santa Cruz County acquired 14 acres of core habitat critical to the recovery of the Santa Cruz long-toed salamander. Located in the heart of Larkin Valley, this upland wooded habitat known as Little Glen, is adjacent to a 40-acre privately held open space, creating 54 acres of contiguous preserved habitat.

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Santa Cruz County Water & Wildfire Protection Act
by Sarah Newkirk
on February 15, 2024

Here in Santa Cruz County, we are connected to the land in so many ways. It’s critical to our well-being and this connectedness is why we work so hard to preserve and safeguard it.

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EcoFarm Tour Comes to the Watsonville Slough Farm
by Steve Pedersen
on February 13, 2024

Watsonville Slough Farm hosted the bus tour for the 44th annual EcoFarm Conference, the oldest and largest organic farming conference west of the Mississippi. The main focus of the tour stop was Esperanza Community Farm and Salazar Organic Farm, both of which grow organic vegetables and strawberries on Watsonville Slough Farm’s fertile soils.

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Esselen Tribal Group Stewards Ancestral Lands in Carmel Valley
by Carie Thompson
on February 6, 2024

In this article, Land Trust Access Director, Carie Thompson, talks about her recent visit with the Esselen tribe of Monterey County and how conservation professionals from the Monterey Bay and beyond are learning how to help tribes accomplish their goals.

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