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House approves PAW+ bills as part of 2021 NDAA
House approves PAW+ bills as part of 2021 NDAA 1024 573 California Wilderness Coalition

On September 23rd, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the annual spending bill for the Department of Defense that included a package of land and water protection bills that will…

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Oberon Solar Project Poses a Serious Threat to Desert Conservation
Oberon Solar Project Poses a Serious Threat to Desert Conservation 1024 438 California Wilderness Coalition

On Friday, August 13th, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) issued a draft Environmental Assessment (EA) and proposed land use plan amendment to the California Desert Conservation Area (CDCA) Plan…

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ACTION ALERT: Advocate for more funding for Forest Service and BLM
ACTION ALERT: Advocate for more funding for Forest Service and BLM 1024 768 California Wilderness Coalition
Crisis in the Jacumba Wilderness
Crisis in the Jacumba Wilderness 1024 768 California Wilderness Coalition

By Michael Lerner, CalWild Volunteer The Jacumba Wilderness consists of 31,357 acres of beautiful desert washes, mountains, and canyons in southern California, located on the Mexican border, about a two…

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DRECP restored to its glory
DRECP restored to its glory 1024 512 California Wilderness Coalition

By Linda Castro The Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP) was finalized in 2016 after being in the works for almost a decade. It was designed to balance renewable energy…

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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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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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Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan Update
Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan Update 1024 512 California Wilderness Coalition

As you might recall, the Department of Interior published a Federal Register Notice in February 2018 that sought comments on its intent to amend the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan,…

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Cadiz Valley
SB 307 signed into law – effectively ending the ill-planned Cadiz water project
SB 307 signed into law – effectively ending the ill-planned Cadiz water project 1024 682 California Wilderness Coalition

Good news – actually great news!  Governor Gavin Newsom signed SB 307 on July 31st. The bill prohibits removal of water from a groundwater basin (i.e., aquifer) underlying desert lands…

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Update on CalWild’s border wall case
Update on CalWild’s border wall case 1024 663 California Wilderness Coalition

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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