Public Lands Defense

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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 signed several Executive Orders (EO)…

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Details on how the Hyampom Project threatens conservation protections in northwestern CA
Details on how the Hyampom Project threatens conservation protections in northwestern CA 748 1024 California Wilderness Coalition

The Forest Service is seeking public comments about the scope of the proposed Hyampom Fire Resilient Community Project on the Shasta-Trinity National Forest in northwest California’s Trinity County. Although supportive…

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Joshua Tree CESA Updates
Joshua Tree CESA Updates 1024 520 California Wilderness Coalition

On August 21st, the California Fish and Game Commission (Commission) listened to a number of concerned residents of the California desert and beyond about moving forward with protections for the…

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CalWild Joins Lawsuit Against NEPA Rollbacks
CalWild Joins Lawsuit Against NEPA Rollbacks 1024 396 California Wilderness Coalition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 29, 2020 Contacts: Chris Morrill, Executive Director, California Wilderness Coalition · cmorrill@calwild.org Ryan Henson, Policy Director, California Wilderness Coalition · rhenson@calwild.org LAWSUIT FILED AGAINST THE TRUMP…

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The PLANT Act: A rare bipartisan effort on behalf of public lands
The PLANT Act: A rare bipartisan effort on behalf of public lands 864 576 California Wilderness Coalition

Representatives Jared Huffman (CA-02), Doug LaMalfa (CA-01), Salud Carbajal (CA-24), TJ Cox (CA-21), and others introduced the Protecting Lands Against Narcotics Trafficking (PLANT) Act in July. This bipartisan legislation provides…

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National Forest Roadless Areas Threatened by Logging Projects
National Forest Roadless Areas Threatened by Logging Projects 1024 768 California Wilderness Coalition

Some of the wildest remaining lands in our National Forests are “inventoried roadless areas.” Conservationists have been working to protect them from logging, road construction, and other development since the…

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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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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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