Stories from California

More people live in California than any other state. They are of all colors, beliefs and backgrounds. But their stories agree on one point: wilderness matters.

Whether northern or southern, rural or urban, Californians of many different backgrounds say wild lands give them beautiful scenery, clean water and a chance to recharge their souls. Here are some of their stories.

Jose and Maria's story

One California couple uses wilderness to connect with each other and the community.

Don and Barbara's story

After moving to California in the 60s, Don and Barbara become outdoor recreationists and then conservation activists.

 

  • cate tanenbaum

    Wilderness Society applauds House for moving beyond ‘gridlock’ but says new amendments lead legislation astray

    The Wilderness Society today praised the House Natural Resources Comamittee for advancing Wilderness designations for Washington state and Nevada but worries House legislation departs too significantly from more locally supported counterpart bills in the Senate. 

  • Neil Shader

    The following statement can be attributed to Chase Huntley, senior government relation director for The Wilderness Society. Chase was invited to testify before the House Natural Resources Committee Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources on H.R. 596 and H.R. 1363.

  • Neil Shader

    The first is the “Advancing Conservation and Education Act of 2014,” from Rep. Rob Bishop (Utah) and Rep. Peter DeFazio (Oregon), which would expedite transfers of land between states and federal agencies.