Public Lands

Executive Director’s Report, July 2019
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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
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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
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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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“Renewable” Hydro Boom Threatens California’s Wild Places
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By Steve Evans UPDATE 5/29/19: Last week, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) rejected Premium Energy’s preliminary study permit application for the Owens Valley Pumped Storage project because it was “patently…

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Smith River Salmon
Executive Director’s Report May 2019
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By Chris Morrill, Executive Director Month after month, harrowing climate change reports paint an increasingly bleak picture of our future and the future of our planet. This month, the United…

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A state safety net for federal wild and scenic rivers
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by Steve Evans, Wild Rivers Director AB 2975, the bill proposing a state safety net for federal wild and scenic rivers in California, passed the California Senate on August 9,…

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Final Inyo National Forest Plan is a mixed bag for wilderness and rivers
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by Steve Evans, Wild Rivers Director The Forest Service released the final Inyo National Forest Plan in late July. The plan will guide the management of 1.9 million acres of…

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OP-ED: What’s needed to prevent megafires
OP-ED: What’s needed to prevent megafires 987 532 California Wilderness Coalition

Read the original posting on CalMatters by John Amodio, CalWild Board Member In his State of the State address in January, Gov. Jerry Brown declared that we must act boldly…

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