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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 DURING THE NOVEL CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC
UPDATED 3/24/20

Click on the preserve name for additional information. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this challenging and uncertain time.

PIONEERTOWN MOUNTAINS

Trails open. Facilities including restrooms closed.

MISSION CREEK
Trails open. Facilities including restrooms and campground closed.

WHITEWATER
Trails open with modified access. Facilities including parking lot, ranger station, picnic area, and restrooms closed.

OAK GLEN
Trails open. Facilities including preserve office, picnic areas, and restrooms closed.

BEARPAW
Closed.

BLUFF LAKE
Still closed for the winter season with anticipated opening in May.

SANTA MARGARITA RIVER TRAIL
Closed.

WIND WOLVES
Trails open. Facilities including administration center, restrooms, and campground closed.

JENNER HEADLANDS
Closed in compliance with an order by Sonoma County's interim public health officer.

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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