Santa Cruz Redwoods National Monument

National Monument on Capitol Hill

Rick Cooper of BLM welcomes a CCC crew made up of young veterans to a trail-building event at Coast Dairies on Saturday, Oct. 3. Photo courtesy Conservation Lands Foundation

Cotoni-Coast Dairies gets first Senate subcommittee hearing Thursday, Oct. 8

Monument to Honor Native Californians

View from the proposed Cotoni-Coast Dairies National Monument. Photo by Ian Bornarth.

Supervisors approve proposed ‘Cotoni-Coast Dairies National Monument.’

Supes to Vote on Coast Dairies National Monument

On April 21 the Santa Cruz County Supervisors consider a resolution in support of designating the Coast Dairies property a national monument. Photo courtesy Santa Cruz Redwoods National Monument Campaign.

The idea of turning 5,800-plus acres on Santa Cruz’s North Coast into a national monument has captured the imagination of many locals from the moment the school-kids sang “This Land Is Your Land” during the monument campaign kickoff.

Bruce Babbitt on the Santa Cruz Redwoods National Monument

Bruce Babbitt says the Coast Dairies property should be a national monument. And Bruce Babbitt knows national monuments.

On Wednesday, Feb. 11, former Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt toured the Coast Dairies property on Santa Cruz’s north coast in advance of his keynote address Thursday at the kickoff event to launch the Santa Cruz Redwoods National Monument campaign. Afterwards Hilltromper visited with Babbitt at the Dream Inn around a table overlooking the wharf, the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Monterey Bay.

Coast Dairies Tromp

This is a frequent sight at Coast Dairies, a scenic swath of coastal hills and redwood canyons between Wilder Ranch and Swanton Road.

A hike at Coast Dairies, subject of a new campaign for a Santa Cruz Redwoods National Monument.