Public Lands

Executive Director’s Report, August 2020
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By Chris Morrill, Executive Director The next decade of conservation In the last two years, there is a growing momentum around the world to elevate land and water conservation as…

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Dinkey Creek Roof Pendent Geological Area Hike
Dinkey Creek Roof Pendent Geological Area Hike 643 1024 California Wilderness Coalition

This hike packs a lot in over a short hiking distance – a unique geological area, one of the few segments of Dinkey Creek determined eligible for the National Wild…

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Executive Director’s Report, July 2020
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By Chris Morrill, Executive Director This month, CalWild joined 19 other plaintiffs in a lawsuit seeking to overturn the Trump administration’s dramatic rule changes to the National Environmental Policy Act…

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Wild Cattle Mountain and Mill Creek. Photo: Steve Evans.
Spencer Meadows National Recreation Trail
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Courtesy of AllTrails The trail passes through the 4,965-acre Wild Cattle Mountain roadless area adjacent to Lassen Park. About 3,900 acres of the area was recommended for Wilderness protection in…

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

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

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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