Central Coast

Fact Sheet: Central Coast
Fact Sheet: Central Coast 1024 805 California Wilderness Coalition

CalWild has found the following lands to be wilderness eligible, as that term is defined by the Wilderness Act of 1964:   Caliente Mountain Proposed Wilderness Location: Southern Carrizo Plain…

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Photo by Matt Sayles.
Fact Sheet: Santa Lucia
Fact Sheet: Santa Lucia 1024 818 California Wilderness Coalition

The Santa Lucia proposed wilderness additions encompass steep, chaparral-covered slopes punctuated by greenish-blue serpentine rock formations and red rock outcroppings. Numerous oak groves and grassy meadows are found throughout the…

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Photo by Jeff Jones.
Fact Sheet: Machesna Mountain
Fact Sheet: Machesna Mountain 1024 682 California Wilderness Coalition

Pine-crowned peaks, chaparral, oak woodlands, and conifer forests blanket the rugged terrain of the proposed Machesna Mountain additions. The higher elevations boast views of the snow-capped Sierras and the Carrizo…

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Photo by Jeff Jones.
Fact Sheet: Black Mountain Proposed Scenic Area
Fact Sheet: Black Mountain Proposed Scenic Area 1024 682 California Wilderness Coalition

Located less than an hour’s drive from San Luis Obispo, Black Mountain is favorite local hiking spot. On clear days, visitors to the top are treated to views of the…

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Fact Sheet: Sespe Additions
Fact Sheet: Sespe Additions 1024 768 California Wilderness Coalition

Conifer forests in a glade-like setting are present over much of these potential additions. Other areas feature steep narrow canyons with year-round streams with abundant streamside vegetation. The potential additions…

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Fact Sheet: San Rafael Additions
Fact Sheet: San Rafael Additions 1024 392 California Wilderness Coalition

Home to the California Condor and rare plants and animals, this area is most notable for its vast collection of Chumash rock art. This rock art dates back over 1000…

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Fact Sheet: Matilija Additions
Fact Sheet: Matilija Additions 1024 768 California Wilderness Coalition

The potential Matilija additions contain steep chaparral slopes, boulder-strewn creeks, dense oak woodlands, and expansive grasslands. These lands and rivers provide habitat for sixteen sensitive plant and animal species, including…

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Photo by Jeff Jones.
Fact Sheet: Dick Smith Additions
Fact Sheet: Dick Smith Additions 1024 410 California Wilderness Coalition

Chaparral covered slopes, eroded sandstone outcroppings, narrow and deep river and creek gorges, waterfalls, deep pools, and abundant wildlife – these a few of the many fascinating treasures found in…

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Fact Sheet: Condor Ridge Additions
Fact Sheet: Condor Ridge Additions 1024 416 California Wilderness Coalition

With majestic views of the Gaviota Coast, Channel Islands, and Santa Ynez Valley, this rugged mountain range is proposed to become a National Scenic Area within the Los Padres National…

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Fact Sheet: Chumash Wilderness Additions
Fact Sheet: Chumash Wilderness Additions 959 419 California Wilderness Coalition

Falling away from the heights of Mt. Pinos , the Chumash potential wilderness additions reveal a striking and eroded landscape. These badlands are a maze of chaparral covered steep and…

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