Wildfires

Executive Director’s Report, August 2021
Executive Director’s Report, August 2021 960 960 California Wilderness Coalition

By Chris Morrill, Executive Director For many years, environmentalists have built a reputation as obstructionists. The reality is much more complicated as the environmental movement fights to stop the forces…

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Executive Director’s Report, July 2021
Executive Director’s Report, July 2021 960 960 California Wilderness Coalition

By Chris Morrill, Executive Director This month, Senior Policy Director Ryan Henson and I took a tour of the Mendocino National Forest with Forest Service employees, timber industry representatives, and…

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Learn more about challenges to cultural burning
Learn more about challenges to cultural burning 812 457 California Wilderness Coalition

Explore the history of indigenous burning practices, the difference between cultural and prescribed burning, and the continuing challenges faced by California’s tribes to reintroduce fire and restore fires historic role…

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30×30: Update on Our Equity Efforts
30×30: Update on Our Equity Efforts 1024 683 California Wilderness Coalition

Starting earlier this year, the California Natural Resources Agency (CNRA) started holding workshops to receive public input for both different regions throughout the state and on different topics that relate…

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Getting Deep on California’s Rivers
Getting Deep on California’s Rivers 1024 768 California Wilderness Coalition

Earlier this month, CalWild’s André Sanchez took part in a unique training opportunity with a long-time ally organization, Friends of the River. Below is a short narrative written by André…

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Feather Falls Post-Fire Project: Restoration of a Beloved Hiking Trail
Feather Falls Post-Fire Project: Restoration of a Beloved Hiking Trail 1024 683 California Wilderness Coalition

By Steve Evans By any measurement, 2020 was a hellacious wildfire year in California. More than 9,000 wildfires burned over 4.3 million acres of land. At one point in September,…

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Forest Service struggles with fire management on the Mendocino National Forest
Forest Service struggles with fire management on the Mendocino National Forest 1024 682 California Wilderness Coalition

The staff of the Mendocino National Forest (MNF) are seeking public input on a proposal to expand the use of fire as a management tool on the Forest. Conservationists hope…

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Executive Director’s Report, Oct 2019
Executive Director’s Report, Oct 2019 1024 692 California Wilderness Coalition

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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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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