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Latest News from CalWild:

A Great Victory- a Decade in the Making
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PRESIDENT SIGNS BILL TO PROTECT CALIFORNIA’S SPECTACULAR DESERT HERITAGE FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS Bill designates important wilderness and waters in the California desert and protect lands…

A Surprisingly Good Time in DC
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by Ryan Henson, Senior Policy Director This month marked my first trip to DC to meet with the members of the 116th Congress (2019-2020). November’s…

Some Deep (Creek) Reflections
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by Steve Evans, Wild Rivers Director When I was a kid growing up in the Mojave Desert, my family would pack up the towels and…

The Faces of Southern Sierra Activism
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by Joel Caldwell In late September 2018 I traveled the length of California’s southern Sierra Nevada mountains photographing and interviewing environmental justice activists for California…

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 awe-inspiring Channel Islands.

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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