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Update on CalWild’s border wall case
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There has been a lot happening related to the border wall and CalWild’s litigation to stop it. There are numerous cases against President Trump’s emergency declaration and the misallocation of…

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“Renewable” Hydro Boom Threatens California’s Wild Places
“Renewable” Hydro Boom Threatens California’s Wild Places 1024 768 California Wilderness Coalition

By Steve Evans UPDATE 5/29/19: Last week, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) rejected Premium Energy’s preliminary study permit application for the Owens Valley Pumped Storage project because it was “patently…

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Land and Water Conservation Fund Re-Authorized Permanently
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For years conservation groups have pushed pieces of legislation to protect places all over the country.  And for years the vast majority of those bills have languished in Congress. This…

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A Surprisingly Good Time in DC
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by Ryan Henson, Senior Policy Director This month marked my first trip to DC to meet with the members of the 116th Congress (2019-2020). November’s election brought about a lot…

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The Faces of Southern Sierra Activism
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by Joel Caldwell In late September 2018 I traveled the length of California’s southern Sierra Nevada mountains photographing and interviewing environmental justice activists for California Wilderness Coalition (CalWild), in partnership…

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A Community Proposal For A Management Plan: Mojave Trails National Monument
A Community Proposal For A Management Plan: Mojave Trails National Monument 1024 731 California Wilderness Coalition

Photo above by Kyle Sullivan, BLM Our Assistant Policy Director Linda Castro recently wrote about the desert community’s proposal for managing Mojave Trails National Monument. You can read it below…

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Election 2018 Wrap-Up
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The votes are still being counted in a number of races in California, but it’s not too early to have some takeaways from this year’s midterm election results and what…

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CalWild launches CROP to tackle issue of trespass marijuana cultivation on public lands
CalWild launches CROP to tackle issue of trespass marijuana cultivation on public lands 536 366 California Wilderness Coalition

by Senior Policy Director Ryan Henson (with help from intern Rick Holder) Regardless of one’s personal beliefs about marijuana, almost everyone agrees that it should not be grown in our…

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A state safety net for federal wild and scenic rivers
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by Steve Evans, Wild Rivers Director AB 2975, the bill proposing a state safety net for federal wild and scenic rivers in California, passed the California Senate on August 9,…

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OP-ED: What’s needed to prevent megafires
OP-ED: What’s needed to prevent megafires 987 532 California Wilderness Coalition

Read the original posting on CalMatters by John Amodio, CalWild Board Member In his State of the State address in January, Gov. Jerry Brown declared that we must act boldly…

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