Public Lands

Executive Director’s Report, August 2019
Executive Director’s Report, August 2019 1024 585 California Wilderness Coalition

By Chris Morrill, Executive Director The summer is a great time for getting out and escaping the demands of public life. For many of us, spending time in the solitude…

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EVENT: Public Meetings for Sierra Forest Plans in Bakersfield and Clovis, August 20 and 21
EVENT: Public Meetings for Sierra Forest Plans in Bakersfield and Clovis, August 20 and 21 691 1024 California Wilderness Coalition

The public has until Sep. 26 to submit written comments in response to the Sierra and Sequoia National Forest draft plans that were recently released. But the first opportunity to…

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Cadiz Valley
SB 307 signed into law – effectively ending the ill-planned Cadiz water project
SB 307 signed into law – effectively ending the ill-planned Cadiz water project 1024 682 California Wilderness Coalition

Good news – actually great news!  Governor Gavin Newsom signed SB 307 on July 31st. The bill prohibits removal of water from a groundwater basin (i.e., aquifer) underlying desert lands…

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Update on Mixed Sierra and Sequoia Plans
Update on Mixed Sierra and Sequoia Plans 1024 748 California Wilderness Coalition

Revised Forest Plans To Determine The Future Of Sequoia And Sierra National Forests The U.S. Forest Service has released for public comment the draft supplemental management plans for the Sequoia…

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Executive Director’s Report, July 2019
Executive Director’s Report, July 2019 1024 642 California Wilderness Coalition

By Chris Morrill, Executive Director For years, CalWild has worked to expand the groups and geographies working to protect public lands in California. Internally we often repeat the phrase, “We…

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VIDEO: Central Coast, NW, and San Gabriel bills all show movement in DC today
VIDEO: Central Coast, NW, and San Gabriel bills all show movement in DC today 1024 576 California Wilderness Coalition

It definitely makes our job easier when all of our bills move in concert with one another, and normally we’re not so lucky as we have been in 2019. Following…

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New Wilderness in Mendocino!
New Wilderness in Mendocino! 819 614 California Wilderness Coalition

Great news: Wilderness was just expanded in Mendocino County! Under the Wilderness Act the government is allowed to accept donations of property adjacent to designated wilderness and the donated land…

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Hydro Whack-A-Mole
Hydro Whack-A-Mole 1024 768 California Wilderness Coalition

by Steve Evans, Wild Rivers Director Premier Energy has once again revised its Owens Valley Pumped Storage (OVPS) Project #1, possibly in response to public concerns about the previous project’s…

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Headwaters Forest Rivers Little South Fork Elk River
Executive Director’s Report, June 2019
Executive Director’s Report, June 2019 1024 818 California Wilderness Coalition

By Chris Morrill, Executive Director Last month, I took my son on our first successful “hike”. We were up north and visited the Headwaters Reserve. The special old growth area…

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ACTION ALERT: Rep. Huffman’s bill needs co-sponsors like your Rep!
ACTION ALERT: Rep. Huffman’s bill needs co-sponsors like your Rep! 1024 396 California Wilderness Coalition