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A closer look at what we're doing to help plants, animals and people thrive.

Nature in October: Tarantula Time

You may encounter tarantulas while enjoying the abundant public open space in the Santa Cruz Mountains. If you do, give them plenty of space – and respect – as they continue on their perilous fall journey.

Learning from Science

Building on the success of forest health projects done by partners, Midpen is assessing the potential benefits of a similar restoration forestry project to improve the health of 1,210 acres of redwood forest in our La Honda Creek Open Space Preserve.

Coal Creek Preserve Shaded Fuel Break

A recently completed 2.5-mile shaded fuel break in our Coal Creek Preserve along Skyline Boulevard with the California Conservation Corps illustrates the types of projects we implement to improve ecological health, wildland fire resilience and safety.

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