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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.



HELP WHITEWATER PRESERVE RECOVER FROM THE WATER FIRE


Whitewater Preserve needs your help to recover from the devastation caused by the Water Fire that swept through the Preserve on August 2, leaving $200,000 in damage in its wake.

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BEHOLD THE BEAUTY
ASSOCIATION


The Wildlands Conservancy, whose long-standing motto is “Behold the Beauty,” founded the Behold the Beauty Association to help foster the appreciation of Natural Beauty in people’s daily lives.

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PRESERVE UPDATES


PRESERVE STATUS » UPDATED 10/12/20


BLUFF LAKE RESERVE
OPEN


OAK GLEN PRESERVE
OPEN


WHITEWATER PRESERVE
OPEN WITH MODIFIED ACCESS


PIONEERTOWN MOUNTAINS PRESERVE
OPEN


MISSION CREEK PRESERVE
OPEN


SANTA MARGARITA RIVER TRAIL PRESERVE
OPEN


WIND WOLVES PRESERVE
OPEN 8 AM TO 5 PM


JENNER HEADLANDS PRESERVE
OPEN







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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