CALIFORNIA WILDERNESS COALITION
Preserving our wild spaces and rivers sustains the health of our economy and our communities

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Building ties and strengthening bonds in the California desert
Building ties and strengthening bonds in the California desert 1024 682 California Wilderness Coalition

Story by Andrea Iniguez Spending time in nature is a great way to connect with the land and with others. People unfamiliar with the desert…

No victory quacks after “Lame Duck” Washington, D.C. Trip
No victory quacks after “Lame Duck” Washington, D.C. Trip 750 421 California Wilderness Coalition

In mid-December of last year, CalWild’s Senior Policy Director, Ryan Henson, flew to Washington, D.C. to advocate for end-of-session opportunities in Congress to pass Senator…

With only minutes to spare: a historic decision to protect California rivers
With only minutes to spare: a historic decision to protect California rivers 1024 768 California Wilderness Coalition

By Steve Evans The last day of President Jimmy Carter’s administration was January 19, 1981. Carter’s cabinet secretaries were asked to tender their resignations prior…

ACTION ALERT: Ask BLM to protect important public lands from renewable energy development
ACTION ALERT: Ask BLM to protect important public lands from renewable energy development 1024 683 California Wilderness Coalition

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is undertaking a preliminary scoping effort that may update their 2012 Plan for solar energy (2012 Western Solar Plan)…

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.

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