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Adding to the CA Coastal National Monument

The California Coastal National Monument (CCNM) was established by President Clinton in 2000 to protect approximately 20,000 small islands and other geologic formations along the entire 1,100 miles of the…

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Sheep Mountain Wilderness Additions, San Gabriel Mountains. Photo by Steve Evans.
The Next Step for the San Gabriel Mountains

The U.S. Forest Service is seeking public comments on the draft management plan for the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument. Established by President Obama in 2014, the 346,000- acre Monument…

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Joe Fontaine: Defender of the Kern Plateau

By Steve Evans, Wild Rivers Director Joe Fontaine literally wrote the book on the Kern Plateau. The Kern Plateau and Other Gems of the Southern Sierra (self-published by Fontaine in…

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Potrero John Trail

(Taken from “Day Hikes around Santa Barbara” by Robert Stone 2010) Hiking Time: 2 hours Elevation gain: 600ft Features: Potrero John Canyon is tucked into the southern face of Pine Mountain…

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