We work year-round to reduce wildland fire severity and risk in our region by managing vegetation in the public open space preserves we care for with a focus on ecological health and wildland fire resilience. Here's a look at what's new.
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.
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.
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.