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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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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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CalWild advocates for endangered listing of mountain lion and others
CalWild advocates for endangered listing of mountain lion and others 1024 683 California Wilderness Coalition

During the week of April 13th, the California Fish and Game Commission (the commission) acted towards protecting several species under the California Endangered Species Act (CESA). CalWild was one of…

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Announcing our 2020 Top 5 Threats
Announcing our 2020 Top 5 Threats 1024 683 California Wilderness Coalition

Each year CalWild takes a hard look at what is coming down the pike threatening California’s public lands. In the last two years, the Trump administration has become much more…

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