Midpen forms part of the Los Gatos Creek Watershed Collaborative, a joint group taking a holistic approach to forest health and wildfire resiliency. Despite the rainy season, in late 2022 Midpen got an early start in implementing some of these measures.
For thousands of years, fire was a natural part of California’s landscape and a land management tool the Native people in this region used to enhance hunting areas and plants they relied on for food and fiber.
California wildflowers can be found in many different environments. With the January downpours on the Santa Cruz mountains, spring will be a great time to go on a treasure hunt so that you can experience the full diversity of wildflowers in the Bay Area.
Wildflowers, with their beautiful bursts of color every spring, are beneficial to our region's rich biodiversity. Learn how Midpen's behind-the-scenes work helps ensure they bloom every year to promote healthy, functioning native plant communities.
From bobcats and coyotes, to owls and white-tailed kites- these and other wildlife have all been mortally affected by the use of rodenticides targeted at their food source. Midpen is taking proactive measures to prevent that from happening.