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After years of countering threats to our shared public lands, 2021 offered a glimpse of a better world for the wild lands and waters that…

Cerro Alto Trail
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Hike Name:Cerro Alto Trail Loop Name of area/general location: Los Padres National Forest, Atascadero, CA Land Acknowledgement: This trail is located on the ancestral homelands…

Executive Director’s Report, November 2021
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By Chris Morrill, Executive Director Looking at the world around us, it can be difficult to find gratitude. We face many major challenges which can…

DOI receives input from the public on equity and access issues
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By André Sanchez Throughout the month of October, the Department of Interior (DOI) conducted a series of virtual listening sessions in order to obtain community…

Our campaigns to protect California's wild spaces:

Central Coast

Central CoastThe Central Coast Heritage Protection Act is the product of years of discussion and negotiation, led by Representative Carbajal, involving business leaders, conservationists, elected officials, ranchers, mountain bikers, and other stakeholders interested in the use and well-being of these iconic lands. Included in the proposed legislation are iconic oak woodlands and chaparral-draped coastal mountains in the Los Padres National Forest and the Carrizo Plain National Monument.

Wild & Scenic Rivers

Wild & Scenic RiversMuch like our incredibly diverse landscapes, California’s wildest rivers range from the seasonal flows of the Amargosa River in the Mojave Desert to the mighty Klamath River watershed that cuts across northern California. CalWild has been involved in the protection of virtually every National Wild & Scenic River in California since 1984. With over 2,000 miles already designated, we’re aiming to grow that inventory to 6,000 miles by 2028.


of wilderness to be protected in our current campaigns

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