Presented by Anthony Ambrose and Wendy Baxter

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Giant sequoia forests are experiencing unprecedented threats from drought, fire, and insect attack. This presentation will describe how changing environmental conditions present novel challenges to the health and survival of giant sequoias and highlight ongoing efforts to study and protect these forests in an era of rapid global change.


Anthony Ambrose
“I’m a forest ecologist focused on studying and protecting ancient trees and forests around the world. I’m interested in understanding how  trees grow and interact with their environment, how forests respond to environmental change, and how science and public outreach can be used to help conserve forest ecosystems on a rapidly changing planet.”

Wendy Baxter
The beauty of natural landscapes has captivated me all my life. I have been fortunate enough to work in some of the most pristine old-growth giant sequoia and coast redwood forests in California as a researcher at UC Berkeley in Professor Todd Dawson’s lab, collaborating closely with forest ecologist, Anthony Ambrose.


All seminars are free and open to the public. There is a $10 day-use fee to enter the park.

Pack a lunch, bring the family and plan on spending the day among the giant sequoias.


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Conserving ancient forests through research, outreach, and exploration.