Public Lands

Executive Director’s Report, June 2020
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By Chris Morrill, Executive Director Three years ago, CalWild embarked on an examination of the reality of our firm belief in equitable access to public lands. As a public lands…

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Liebre Mountain – Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail
Liebre Mountain – Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail 1024 768 California Wilderness Coalition

1,691 miles of the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail (PCT) are located in California. This provides Californians with many opportunities for one-day (or several-day) section hikes. One such opportunity lies…

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The Story of the Elkhorn Ridge Wilderness
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The 11,001-acre Elkhorn Ridge Wilderness is in Mendocino County between Highway 101 on the north and the University of California’s 7,660-acre Heath and Marjorie Angelo Coast Range Reserve (a U.C.…

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Executive Director’s Report, May 2020
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By Chris Morrill, Executive Director Public lands are vast and varied. They provide us with all kinds of opportunities for recreation and respite. Given the size of our public lands…

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Pyramid Creek Trail
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Flowing out of the Desolation Wilderness in the western Sierra Nevada, Pyramid Creek tumbles over spectacular Horsetail Falls into a series of smaller but nearly as dramatic cataracts and cascades.…

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Trump administration plans for Vinagre Wash leave a sour taste in the mouths of conservationists
Trump administration plans for Vinagre Wash leave a sour taste in the mouths of conservationists 1024 683 California Wilderness Coalition

The Vinagre (Spanish for “vinegar”) Wash Special Management Area (SMA) in eastern Imperial County is south of Blythe with the Colorado River and Cibola National Wildlife Refuge to the east,…

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More info on the proposed roadbuilding and logging in Lake Tahoe roadless areas
More info on the proposed roadbuilding and logging in Lake Tahoe roadless areas 1024 640 California Wilderness Coalition

The Forest Service, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, and California Tahoe Conservancy are proposing a massive “forest health” project on public lands upslope of Lake Tahoe’s west shore. Stretching north from…

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Caliente Mountain Ridge Trail
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If one wants to get a feel for what the pre-settled San Joaquin Valley might have looked like, venturing through the Carrizo Plain National Monument would paint a fairly close…

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

By Chris Morrill, Executive Director COVID 19 has challenged us in untold ways. In California we have now sheltered in place for seven weeks trying to avoid the most catastrophic…

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The Trump administration using coronavirus to accelerate destruction of environment
The Trump administration using coronavirus to accelerate destruction of environment 1024 768 California Wilderness Coalition

The administration has shown surprising cunning in its ability to exploit the COVID-19 situation at every turn in many different arenas. From our viewpoint as public lands defenders, the Trump…

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