Public Lands Defense

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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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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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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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ACTION ALERT: The DOI wants to fast-track e-bikes
ACTION ALERT: The DOI wants to fast-track e-bikes 1024 682 California Wilderness Coalition

The Trump Administration’s Department of Interior (DOI) continues to use the COVID-19 national health crises as cover for pushing out its worst and most controversial ideas for our public lands.…

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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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ACTION ALERT: Lake Tahoe Basin Roadless Area threatened by logging, roadbuilding
ACTION ALERT: Lake Tahoe Basin Roadless Area threatened by logging, roadbuilding 683 1024 California Wilderness Coalition
Peaks above Turnaround Wash from above Vinagre Wash, photo by John Dittli
ACTION ALERT: Imperial County’s Vinagre Wash threatened by vehicles
ACTION ALERT: Imperial County’s Vinagre Wash threatened by vehicles 1024 683 California Wilderness Coalition
ACTION ALERT: DOI should not be asking citizens for public input during COVID-19
ACTION ALERT: DOI should not be asking citizens for public input during COVID-19 1024 576 California Wilderness Coalition
The Trump administration using coronavirus to accelerate destruction of environment
The Trump administration using coronavirus to accelerate destruction of environment 1024 768 California Wilderness Coalition

The administration has shown surprising cunning in its ability to exploit the COVID-19 situation at every turn in many different arenas. From our viewpoint as public lands defenders, the Trump…

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Forest Service curbs key conservation projects
Forest Service curbs key conservation projects 1024 768 California Wilderness Coalition

Congress approved $34.4 million in the most recent federal budget deal to fund 17 projects designed to acquire lands important for wildlife, recreation and other purposes in the American West…

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