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THE WILDLANDS CONSERVANCY

Founded in 1995, The Wildlands Conservancy (TWC) is dedicated to preserving the beauty and biodiversity of the earth and to providing programs so that children may know the wonder and joy of nature.

In working to achieve this mission, TWC has established the largest nonprofit nature preserve system in California, comprised of nineteen preserves encompassing 156,000 acres of diverse mountain, valley, desert, river, and oceanfront landscapes. These preserves are open to the public free of charge for passive recreation, including camping, hiking, picnicking, birding, and more.

Ultimately, saving our treasured landscapes from development means educating and instilling a love for nature in future generations. For this reason, TWC is also the state’s nonprofit leader in providing free outdoor education opportunities for California youth. Through these programs and our reverent stewardship of preserves—visited by more than a million people per year—we foster a love and respect for life in all of its magnificent forms.




OUR DUAL MISSION

To preserve the beauty and biodiversity of the earth and to provide programs so that children may know the wonder and joy of nature.



PRESERVE UPDATES


PRESERVE STATUS » UPDATED 5/22/20


BLUFF LAKE RESERVE
OPENS May 23, 2020


OAK GLEN PRESERVE
OPEN


WHITEWATER PRESERVE
CLOSED. Trailhead access available off Whitewater Canyon Road, 4 miles north of Interstate 10. PLEASE NOTE: Access may change due to the Bureau of Land Management Fire Closure. Check back before visiting.


PIONEERTOWN MOUNTAINS PRESERVE
OPEN


MISSION CREEK PRESERVE
OPEN


SANTA MARGARITA RIVER TRAIL PRESERVE
OPEN


WIND WOLVES PRESERVE
OPEN


JENNER HEADLANDS PRESERVE
CLOSED TO VEHICLE ACCESS AT COUNTY ORDER. Will reopen when other coastal parks are opened.




THE COST OF CLIMATE DISRUPTION: OAK GLEN PRESERVE

Oak Glen Preserve has been hit hard by climate-related events. Check out this video to learn more and find out how you can help.

WATCH THE VIDEO






KEEPING CALIFORNIA WILD

The Wildlands Conservancy launches a two-year campaign to acquire the Grand Canyon of the Eel River


Not unlike our 110-mile Santa Ana River Trail and our 1.6 million-acre Mojave Trails National Monument projects, The Wildlands Conservancy is envisioning landscape protection and public access along the entire Grand Canyon of the Eel River.

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NEWS

Conservation group paying $29 million to protect sprawling Dean Witter Lone Pine Ranch along Eel River
The Press Democrat


THE WILDLANDS CONSERVANCY PRESS RELEASE


Download the Press Release (PDF)


PHOTO AND VIDEO CONTENT FOR EDITORIAL USE

Photo and video content is owned by The Wildlands Conservancy and provided for editorial use only.

All photo credits: Staff / The Wildlands Conservancy


GRAND CANYON OF THE EEL RIVER



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