What does a redwood forest look like, and sound like, in the wake of a devastating fire? See a forest in a new way in this new cinematic short from the Science Communication Lab. Walk through a fire-ravaged redwood forest with experts Beatrix Jiménez, a Land Stewardship Associate at the Sempervirens Fund, Ian Bornarth, a Bay Area-based photographer documenting post-fire recovery, and Alex Jones, the UC Santa Cruz Campus Natural Reserve Manager. Their observations make visible the forces of destruction and regrowth throughout the redwoods ecosystem.
Alex Jones is the UC Santa Cruz Campus Natural Reserve Manager and supports education, research, and stewardship activities on campus natural lands. He brings his passion for natural history, ecology, and stewardship to UCSC students through undergraduate course field trips, internships, and volunteer opportunities. Alex has been environmental educator for over 20 years, and holds… Continue Reading
Ian Bornarth is a Bay Area-based nature and travel photographer. He has been collaborating with the Sempervirens Fund to document the regrowth of the forest after the 2020 CZU Lightning Complex Fires. Ian holds a B.S. in photography from Rochester Institute of Technology and a M.F.A. in photography from the University of Hartford. He has… Continue Reading
Beatrix Jiménez Land Stewardship Associate with the Sempervirens Fund, providing management and on-the-ground support for the various lands overseen by the Sempervirens Fund. She has experience in environmental construction and remediation, as well as environmental compliance throughout California. Beatrix holds a B.A. in Biology (CCS) and a minor in Earth Science from UC Santa Barbara. Continue Reading