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Latest News from CalWild:

CalWild’s 2021 Membership Drive starts….NOW
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In a world where public lands need constant stewardship and shady politicians try to extract more than they protect, comes… CalWild’s 2021 Membership Drive! This…

Forest Service struggles with fire management on the Mendocino National Forest
Forest Service struggles with fire management on the Mendocino National Forest 1024 682 California Wilderness Coalition

The staff of the Mendocino National Forest (MNF) are seeking public input on a proposal to expand the use of fire as a management tool…

Executive Director’s Report, April 2021
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By Chris Morrill, Executive Director Last month’s ED Report outlined the historical significance of the first tribal member leading the Department of Interior, an agency…

Catfish Lake
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Hike Name: Catfish Lake via the Pinecrest Lake National Recreation Trail in the Stanislaus National Forest (Forest Service Trail Number 18E10 and 18E09) Name of…

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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