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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
Reaffirmation of Conservation as a Bipartisan Issue 1024 224 California Wilderness Coalition

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
Meet California’s Newest Protected Wild Places 1024 336 California Wilderness Coalition

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
A Great Victory- a Decade in the Making 150 150 California Wilderness Coalition

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!
Patagonia match and limited edition shirts available! 640 800 California Wilderness Coalition

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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A Community Proposal For A Management Plan: Mojave Trails National Monument
A Community Proposal For A Management Plan: Mojave Trails National Monument 1024 731 California Wilderness Coalition

Our Assistant Policy Director Linda Castro recently wrote about the desert community’s proposal for managing Mojave Trails National Monument. You can read it below or over at the Desert Report’s…

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Diving Deep on a Desert Compromise
Diving Deep on a Desert Compromise 1024 655 California Wilderness Coalition

In collaboration with The Wilderness Society and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), CalWild submitted comments to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) outlining our collective opposition to the re-opening…

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Defending the #DesertPlan
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ur own Ryan Henson, CalWild’s Senior Policy Director, wrote an oped published in the San Jose Mercury News defending the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP) against an attack by…

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OP-ED: Protect the Groundwater Beneath Our National Treasures
OP-ED: Protect the Groundwater Beneath Our National Treasures 556 333 California Wilderness Coalition

  By Linda Castro SCVNews.com Published: Thursday, June 15, 2017 http://scvnews.com/2017/06/15/protect-the-groundwater-beneath-our-national-treasures-commentary-by-linda-castro/ The Cadiz Valley is located in the eastern Mojave Desert, south of the Mojave National Preserve and Historic Route…

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