California

Monarch Habitat & Pollinator Rescue

2024-27

In the 1980s the western monarch migration count averaged 3.5 to 4.5 million butterflies per year. In 2021 that number fell to less than 3,000 – a 99.99% population collapse. The IUCN immediately put them on the Red List, and since monarchs are an indicator species, many scientists now estimate a staggering 40% of pollinators, including monarchs, are at risk of extinction.

Without pollinators countless species are at risk of extinction – humans included.

Volunteers have galvanized across the West for the rescue of monarchs and pollinators and so have we. In collaboration with Sonoma State University we are conducting milkweed and pollinator restoration trials to determine best practices for landscape-scale restoration projects of monarch and pollinator habitat. Give now to help us bring back this iconic species.

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Monarch Habitat & Pollinator Rescue

2022-’23

In the 1980s the western monarch migration count averaged 3.5 to 4.5 million butterflies per year. In 2021 that number fell to less than 3,000 – a 99.99% population collapse. The IUCN immediately put them on the Red List, and since monarchs are an indicator species, many scientists now estimate a staggering 40% of pollinators, including monarchs, are at risk of extinction.

Without pollinators countless species are at risk of extinction – humans included.

Volunteers have galvanized across the West for the rescue of monarchs and pollinators and so have we. In collaboration with Sonoma State University we are conducting milkweed and pollinator restoration trials to determine best practices for landscape-scale restoration projects of monarch and pollinator habitat. Give now to help us bring back these iconic species.

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restore whole ecosystems

Soil stabilization

for fire-impacted terrains

2023

Soil erosion is among the greatest threats facing all life. After a megafire, or as a result of farming with plows, the vegetation and fungal networks holding the soil together is gone. The soil is weakened and vulnerable. Rain washes it away. Wind blows it away. It erodes hundreds of times faster than the soil’s living biome can create new soil.

Fast-growing native grasses are perhaps our best means to give time enough after degradation – mining, farming, deforestation, etc. – for the living soil to re-establish before being blown or washed away.

restore whole ecosystems

Oak Woodlands

Sonoma Valley

2023

The iconic oak woodlands of California play a vital role in California’s ecological health. Valley oaks in particular are a keystone species, supporting approximately 300 animals, 1,100 plants, 370 fungi, and 5,000 insects and invertebrates. These oak woodlands have a direct beneficial impact on everything from local and regional economies to erosion, biodiversity, climate resilience, and the quality of our soil, air, and water.

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Give now to help restore and regreen our planet.
Together is the only way.