Public Lands

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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Executive Director’s Report, Nov 2019
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By Chris Morrill, Executive Director I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving and your meals and holiday didn’t devolve into a political fight with flying turkey legs and overturned mash…

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Three Bills Passed Natural Resources Committee Markup
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Another milestone was hit this week as CalWild’s three legislative bills passed a final legislative hurdle before a full house vote. The Northwest California Wilderness, Recreation, and Working Forests Act,…

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CalWild Adopts Equity and Inclusion Statement
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For years it was taken for granted by most conservationists that public lands belong to all people. And that is true legally, but that has not always been the case…

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Executive Director’s Report, Oct 2019
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By Chris Morrill, Executive Director This month, CalWild planned to hold a board meeting in the Los Angeles region. We do our best to represent the entire state, so we…

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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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Executive Director’s Report, Sept 2019
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By Chris Morrill, Executive Director This month, final public comments for the Sierra and Sequoia National Forests’ management plans are due. Accordingly, we are asking local residents and others who…

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Sequoia Plan A Mixed Bag For Rivers And Wilderness
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By Steve Evans, Wild Rivers Director The draft plan for the Sequoia National Forest will determine the future of our wild lands and rivers in the southern Sierra Nevada for…

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Sierra Plan- Zero Wilderness and 94% Fewer Wild Rivers
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The draft plan for the Sierra National Forest will determine the future of our wild lands and rivers in the central Sierra Nevada for the next generation. Unfortunately, the plan…

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EVENT: Toast to the Central Coast, Oct. 10 in Ventura
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