The California Wilderness Coalition was founded in 1976 by five dedicated conservationists in Davis. Our first campaign organized rural residents of Colusa, Glenn, and Lake Counties in support of the protection of Snow Mountain in California’s north coast region. Since then, CWC has helped to permanently preserve more than 13 million acres of wilderness, and we have successfully defended other special places from destructive logging, mining, and road-building.
Although our organization has grown and changed in many ways over the past three decades, we still believe that local activism is often the most effective defense of our wild lands. In recent years, we have restructured our organization to bring us closer to critical communities across the state. With field offices in Redding and San Bernardino County, our organizers are reaching out to diverse populations, raising the profile of conservation issues and broadening our coalition. At our central office in Oakland, we coordinate our on-the-ground efforts throughout California with the valuable work of our conservation partners across the state and nation.