California Wilderness Coalition

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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." [1]

The 2010 Western Wilderness Conference "took place from April 8-11th at UC Berkeley’s Martin Luther King Jr. Student Center, and was sponsored by the California Wilderness Coalition and numerous other organizations from all thirteen western states. With over 550 people in attendance, including more than 100 presenters, the conference was a unique opportunity for conservationists to share their campaign experiences, inspire each other, discuss new research, and learn more effective strategies for fundraising and grassroots organizing." [2]

Planning organizations for the conference:

And Corporate Sponsors

Corporate Support

Accessed September 2010: [4]

We are extremely grateful for their support:


Accessed September 2010: [5]

  • Sam Roberts - President - Professional Photographer, Millbrae, CA
  • Alan Carlton, Vice President - Attorney, Sierra Club Wilderness Activist, Alameda, CA
  • Barbara Daugherty, Treasurer - Retired Managing Director of Business Planning, Board Member; Weeden Foundation, Oakland, CA
  • Deborah Grubb Moskovitz, Secretary - Philanthropist, co-owner of Fort Hemenway Manor, ID, Sacramento, CA
  • Mary-Austin Klein, Fifth Officer - Artist, Citizens to Save Elysian Park, Echo Park Historical Society, MLos Angeles, CA
  • Phil Farrell - Computer Systems Manager, Stanford University School of Earth Sciences, Palo Alto, CA, San Francisco, CA
  • Stacy Binns - Architect, San Mateo, CA
  • Paul Smith - Proprietor of 29 Palms Inn, 29 Palms, CA
  • Hall Newbegin - Head Wildcrafter and President, Juniper Ridge, Berkeley, CA



Resources and articles

Related Sourcewatch


  1. History, California Wilderness Coalition, accessed September 15, 2010.
  2. Western Wilderness Conference, California Wilderness Coalition, accessed September 15, 2010.
  3. Sponsors, Western Wilderness Conference, accessed September 15, 2010.
  4. Corporate Support, California Wilderness Coalition, accessed September 15, 2010.
  5. Board, California Wilderness Coalition, accessed September 15, 2010.