California Desert

Building ties and strengthening bonds in the California desert
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Story by Andrea Iniguez Spending time in nature is a great way to connect with the land and with others. People unfamiliar with the desert often perceive its landscape as…

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ACTION ALERT: Ask BLM to protect important public lands from renewable energy development
ACTION ALERT: Ask BLM to protect important public lands from renewable energy development 1024 683 California Wilderness Coalition

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is undertaking a preliminary scoping effort that may update their 2012 Plan for solar energy (2012 Western Solar Plan) on public lands in California…

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Wildrose Peak Trail
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Hike Name: Wildrose Peak Trail Name of area/general location: Death Valley National Park Land Acknowledgement: Wildrose Peak is located on the ancestral lands and in the traditional territories of the…

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Pushing forward: ED Report January 2023
Pushing forward: ED Report January 2023 1000 667 California Wilderness Coalition

By Chris Morrill, Executive Director The new year is a great time to set priorities. The end of 2022 was a bit of a disappointment for us. We made a…

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Future conservation leaders: Wyss Fellow Training Recap
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By Andrea Iniguez Last week, I had the fantastic opportunity to travel to Santa Fe, New Mexico as part of the Wyss Fellows Program for training. The Wyss Fellows Program…

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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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