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Walk with Obi: Coast Redwoods on Fire

November 17, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

| $10

Take a once-in-a-lifetime virtual walk with Obi Kaufmann as he explores habitat recovery & restoration of a burned coast redwood forest.

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The story of the coast redwood is the story of a genetic lineage that stretches back to a time before the dinosaurs. Having evolved over the past several hundred million years to emerge as we find them today, the tallest tree to ever have lived on planet earth, coast redwoods are responsible for unique habitats that harbor a wealth of biodiversity found nowhere else. Although California’s mighty redwood forests can survive fire, flood, and a slew of other natural stressors, the onslaught of climate breakdown and a cacophony of other human-made threats presents unprecedented challenges to these precious, irreplaceable ecosystems.

Join Obi Kaufmann, author of The Forests of California (Heyday/September 2020), as he journeys into an old-growth redwood grove, one owned and managed by Sempervirens Fund that burned just a few months ago, to reveal the ecological mechanisms already at work repairing the battered forest. Despite the compounded injuries of fire, fragmentation, climate, and poor-policy, Obi’s profound message of good stewardship and hope as an actionable tool is an important and timely perspective, not only towards the conservation of the forest, but to the future of our own human residency in this beautiful and perilous place, California.

Live Q&A with attendees following the event.

FOR THOSE THAT CAN’T MAKE THE LIVE EVENT: If you can’t make the live program at 3pm, you can still join Obi on his walk and get all the perks of buying a ticket – but you need to register now! Just buy the ticket of your choice and you’ll get the usual confirmation materials and perks along with directions on how to replay the event anytime.

Obi Kaufmann is a conservationist, artist, and author of the #1 San Francisco Chronicle Bestseller The California Field Atlas. His new book, The Forests of California, is the first volume of his ambitious new California Lands Trilogy, featuring hundreds of Kaufmannʼs signature watercolor maps, diagrams, and trail paintings, weaving together an epic story of the extraordinary beauty and biodiversity of the Golden State and creates nothing less than a new understanding of the more-than-human world and our place in it. Connect with Obi at


Heyday is an independent, nonprofit publisher founded in 1974 in Berkeley, California. They are a diverse community of writers and readers, activists and thinkers. Heyday promotes civic engagement and social justice, celebrates nature’s beauty, supports California Indian cultural renewal, and explores the state’s rich history, culture, and influence. Heyday works to realize the California dream of equity and enfranchisement. Learn more about their work and explore their authors at

Sempervirens Fund is California’s oldest land trust and the only organization dedicated exclusively to protecting the redwood forests of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Learn more about their work and initiatives here:


November 17, 2020
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm


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