Public Lands

Executive Director’s Report, March 2021
Executive Director’s Report, March 2021 960 960 California Wilderness Coalition

By Chris Morrill, Executive Director Earlier in March a historic nomination was confirmed as Secretary of Interior. Now former Representative Deb Haaland, a citizen of the Laguna Pueblo, became the…

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Thomes Creek Trail
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Name of area/general location: Mendocino National Forest Land Acknowledgement: These lands are the ancestral and traditional territory of the Nomlaki Tribe AllTrails Hike Link: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/thomes-gorge-trail Trail rating: Moderate. Portions of…

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Executive Director’s Report, February 2021
Executive Director’s Report, February 2021 960 960 California Wilderness Coalition

By Chris Morrill, Executive Director I often promote the importance of taking the long view when it comes to protecting public lands. It is only with a long view that…

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Cozy Dell Trail
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Name of area/general location: Los Padres National Forest, Ojai, CA Land Acknowledgement: Chumash people AllTrails Hike Link: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/cozy-dell-via-foothill-trail Trail rating: Moderate, due to elevation change For more information:  Los Padres…

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Executive Director’s Report, January 2021
Executive Director’s Report, January 2021 960 960 California Wilderness Coalition

By Chris Morrill, Executive Director Last month, I recapped a year of ups and downs, but one surprisingly big win and some good progress. That big win was the passage…

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McClure (Antelope Creek) Trail
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The beautiful McClure Trail (a.k.a. Antelope Creek Trail) explores the lava-flow studded foothills west of Lassen Volcanic National Park. Accessible public lands in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada and…

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San Joaquin River Gorge Hike
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San Joaquin River Gorge Provides Year-Round Recreation Situated on the shared boundary of Madera and Fresno Counties and the ancestral territory of the Dumna and Kechayi people, the San Joaquin…

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Executive Director’s Report, December 2020
Executive Director’s Report, December 2020 960 960 California Wilderness Coalition

By Chris Morrill, Executive Director There is little doubt that we have endured one of the most tumultuous, exhausting, and heartbreaking years in 2020. From the beginning with massive wildfires…

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Turtle Mountains Wilderness Hike to Mopah Springs
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The 177,309-acre Turtle Mountains Wilderness is in southeastern San Bernardino County southwest of the City of Needles. It is overseen by the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Needles Field Office.…

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Executive Director’s Report, November 2020
Executive Director’s Report, November 2020 960 960 California Wilderness Coalition

By Chris Morrill, Executive Director Well, we’re out of election season…almost. After both presidential candidates received more votes than any other presidential candidate in history, former Vice President Joe Biden…

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