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Executive Director’s Report, June 2020
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By Chris Morrill, Executive Director Three years ago, CalWild embarked on an examination of the reality of our firm belief in equitable access to public lands. As a public lands…

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Liebre Mountain – Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail
Liebre Mountain – Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail 1024 768 California Wilderness Coalition

1,691 miles of the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail (PCT) are located in California. This provides Californians with many opportunities for one-day (or several-day) section hikes. One such opportunity lies…

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IN MEMORIAM: Hall Newbegin
IN MEMORIAM: Hall Newbegin 682 1024 California Wilderness Coalition

The CalWild team joins a worldwide community of wilderness lovers in mourning the all-too-early death of our boardmember Hall Newbegin. Hall is perhaps best known as the founder of Juniper…

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The Story of the Elkhorn Ridge Wilderness
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The 11,001-acre Elkhorn Ridge Wilderness is in Mendocino County between Highway 101 on the north and the University of California’s 7,660-acre Heath and Marjorie Angelo Coast Range Reserve (a U.C.…

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Statement of Support for Black Lives Matter
Statement of Support for Black Lives Matter 1024 396 California Wilderness Coalition

This has been a tumultuous few months. We’ve seen the inequities of our society laid bare with the confluence of the COVID-19 pandemic, a severe economic recession, the murders of…

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CalWild’s 2020 Membership Drive is ON
CalWild’s 2020 Membership Drive is ON 1024 538 California Wilderness Coalition

What are public lands without the public? What’s CalWild with its members? Two questions with the same answer: NOTHING! And so begins our annual Membership Drive, which starts today and…

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Executive Director’s Report, May 2020
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By Chris Morrill, Executive Director Public lands are vast and varied. They provide us with all kinds of opportunities for recreation and respite. Given the size of our public lands…

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Pyramid Creek Trail
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Flowing out of the Desolation Wilderness in the western Sierra Nevada, Pyramid Creek tumbles over spectacular Horsetail Falls into a series of smaller but nearly as dramatic cataracts and cascades.…

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Trump administration plans for Vinagre Wash leave a sour taste in the mouths of conservationists
Trump administration plans for Vinagre Wash leave a sour taste in the mouths of conservationists 1024 683 California Wilderness Coalition

The Vinagre (Spanish for “vinegar”) Wash Special Management Area (SMA) in eastern Imperial County is south of Blythe with the Colorado River and Cibola National Wildlife Refuge to the east,…

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More info on the proposed roadbuilding and logging in Lake Tahoe roadless areas
More info on the proposed roadbuilding and logging in Lake Tahoe roadless areas 1024 640 California Wilderness Coalition

The Forest Service, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, and California Tahoe Conservancy are proposing a massive “forest health” project on public lands upslope of Lake Tahoe’s west shore. Stretching north from…

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