CALIFORNIA WILDERNESS COALITION
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Latest News from CalWild:

Historic package of public lands bills passes the House of Representatives
Historic package of public lands bills passes the House of Representatives 1024 768 California Wilderness Coalition

by Ryan Henson On February 26, 2021 the House of Representatives passed the Protecting America’s Wilderness (PAW) and Public Lands Act, also known as H.R.…

EVENT: RSVP for our March 9 Central Coast presentation
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Executive Director’s Report, February 2021
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By Chris Morrill, Executive Director I often promote the importance of taking the long view when it comes to protecting public lands. It is only…

President_Joe_Biden_signs_EO Adam Schultz, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
Environmental leadership coming from the White House
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by André Sanchez The new presidential administration has hit the ground running and is pushing forth an ecologically friendly agenda. Late last month, President Biden…

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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