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Enter to win a free Alpacka Classic packraft in our 2019 Membership Drive!

Our public lands are true treasures that belong to all of us. However, they require defenders.

Every year, we take a month to focus on growing our membership in our annual Membership Drive. Our members provide the backbone of the advocacy we do on behalf of wild lands. We leverage both your activism and your financial support to build diverse local coalitions that provide the foundation for protecting wilderness, regardless of the political climate. We’ve used this people power to protect wild places from the most egregious efforts to turn national monuments over to oil and mining interests, mine water from the fragile California desert, and build ineffective new dams in wild and scenic-eligible river corridors like the San Joaquin. These threats continue to build and require an ever-changing toolkit to identify and mitigate them.

Please consider joining us as a financial supporter as part of our 2019 Membership Drive. Memberships start at only $35, and ALL donations above that will be entered into a raffle to win an Alpacka Classic Packraft (valued at $1,200). Packrafts are the hybrid of backpacking and paddling you’ve been looking for – find out more at our sponsor Alpacka’s website.

Photo by Thor Tingey
Photo by Thor Tingey

At the $65 level and above we’ll include a subscription to Backpacker Magazine.

Individual: $35
Family: $65
Advocate: $150
Defender: $250
Champion: $1,000
Sustainer: $2,500

Your tax-deductible contribution to the California Wilderness Coalition helps ensure the protection of our state’s natural heritage so that the wonders of wild California may be forever enjoyed.

If your organization or business is interested in joining, please check out or Annual Business Member program, which starts at $250 and comes with a variety of visibility and partnership benefits.

Thanks to our 2019 Membership Drive Sponsors for their in-kind assistance:

Obi Kaufmann
Matt Chesebrough Photography

Also thanks to our Lead Donors: