California Desert

Conglomerate Mesa Cause for Celebration
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Conglomerate Mesa, the ancestral homelands and traditional territories of the Timbisha Shoshone and Paiute-Shoshone Tribes, is located in a remote area of the Inyo Mountains, east of Highway 395 and…

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Crisis in the Jacumba Wilderness
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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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Executive Director’s Report, Dec 2019
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By Chris Morrill, Executive Director For two years the Trump administration talked a very big game about exploiting our public lands. Much of the rhetoric focused on national monuments. Early…

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Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan Update
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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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Headwaters Forest Rivers Little South Fork Elk River
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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Reaffirmation of Conservation as a Bipartisan Issue
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On March 12, 2019, the President signed into law the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act. Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska introduced this bi-partisan public lands package…

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Meet California’s Newest Protected Wild Places
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Summary of Areas/Rivers Protected By The John D. Dingell Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act of 2019 Approved by Congress in February and signed by President Trump on March 12,…

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A Great Victory- a Decade in the Making
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PRESIDENT SIGNS BILL TO PROTECT CALIFORNIA’S SPECTACULAR DESERT HERITAGE FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS Bill designates important wilderness and waters in the California desert and protect lands for recreation, wildlife, and tourism…

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Some Deep (Creek) Reflections
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by Steve Evans, Wild Rivers Director (photo of Devil’s Hole by Ruth Nolan) When I was a kid growing up in the Mojave Desert, my family would pack up the…

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Patagonia match and limited edition shirts available!
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We’re happy to announce a 1:1 match courtesy of Patagonia for all year-end gifts! Just head on over to the Donate page to double your contribution now. If you’d like…

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