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Latest News from CalWild:

Executive Director’s Report, March 2020
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By Chris Morrill, Executive Director This past month has held mind-bending changes. Although describing something as “unprecedented” is surprisingly common nowadays (we’re guilty of it),…

Cache Creek Ridge Trail Section 2
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The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Ukiah Field Office oversees extensive areas of public land in the Coast Range where Colusa, Napa, Lake and Yolo…

In memoriam: Ed Hastey, California’s longest-serving BLM State Director
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By Ryan Henson, CalWild Senior Policy Director Ed Hastey, former state director of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in California whose 40-year career…

CalWild COVID-19 Policy
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This is a serious time for everyone as COVID-19 continues to spread throughout California and across the United States. CalWild is a group that prides…

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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