Sierra Forests

A disappointing outcome for wilderness protections for the Sierra and Sequoia National Forests
A disappointing outcome for wilderness protections for the Sierra and Sequoia National Forests 1024 683 California Wilderness Coalition

In response to objections filed by CalWild and other conservation organizations, Deputy Regional Forester Jody Holzworth ruled in mid-December that the minor amount of wilderness recommended for protection in the…

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Lewis Creek National Recreation Trail
Lewis Creek National Recreation Trail 1024 657 California Wilderness Coalition

Lewis Creek National Recreation Trail Name of area/general location: Oakhurst, CA Land Acknowledgement: This trail is on the traditional lands of the Me-wuk (Southern Sierra Miwok), Chukchansi, and others. To…

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Sequoia and Sierra National Forests Release Final Plans
Sequoia and Sierra National Forests Release Final Plans 1024 691 California Wilderness Coalition

Final Sequoia and Sierra Forest Plans Find More Streams Eligible for Wild and Scenic River Protection, But Wilderness Recommendations Are Lacking By Steve Evans The Forest Service recently released for…

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Improving signs on the Merced Wild and Scenic River corridor: Community report released
Improving signs on the Merced Wild and Scenic River corridor: Community report released 1024 683 California Wilderness Coalition

With a grant from the River Network, CalWild was recently able to complete a community needs assessment along the Merced Wild and Scenic River corridor (State Route 140) looking at…

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DOI receives input from the public on equity and access issues
DOI receives input from the public on equity and access issues 1024 576 California Wilderness Coalition

By André Sanchez Throughout the month of October, the Department of Interior (DOI) conducted a series of virtual listening sessions in order to obtain community input on barriers that underserved…

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The Forest Service’s massive hazard tree removal proposal
The Forest Service’s massive hazard tree removal proposal 1024 575 California Wilderness Coalition

By Steve Evans The Forest Service is proposing a massive “Post-Disturbance Hazardous Tree Management” program that would clear dead, dying, and damaged trees along hundreds of miles of roads and…

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Progress on California’s 30×30 work
Progress on California’s 30×30 work 1024 768 California Wilderness Coalition

Since the time of California Governor Newsom’s Executive Order N-82-20 in October of 2020, quite a bit has happened with the “30 by 30” (30×30) conservation movement in California. For…

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Caples Creek’s remarkable resilience in the Caldor Fire
Caples Creek’s remarkable resilience in the Caldor Fire 1024 780 California Wilderness Coalition

At the beginning of the month, the Caldor Fire was all over the news, burning Grizzly Flats and threatening the communities in and around South Lake Tahoe. It became a…

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CalWild co-hosts camping trip for Latino Conservation Week
CalWild co-hosts camping trip for Latino Conservation Week 1024 576 California Wilderness Coalition

As part of the kickoff and celebration to the 8th annual Latino Conservation Week (LCW), CalWild, along with several partners including Latino Outdoors- Fresno chapter, Alianza Ecologista, Audubon California and…

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Whitebark Pine Being Considered for Threatened Status
Whitebark Pine Being Considered for Threatened Status 900 675 California Wilderness Coalition

Potential Endangered Species listing of an important American West tree species By André Sanchez Often considered the pine species that marks the tree line of mountains in the Western United…

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