Success Story 2009

E. Sierra Wilderness

Bonnie Lake, CA Photo: John Dittli
E. Sierra Wilderness
CalWild Friends of the River
450,000 acres & 73 river miles protected

California Wilderness Coalition and Friends of the River, working in close partnership with The Wilderness Society and other organizations succeeded in securing Wilderness protection for 450,000 acres of public lands in the Eastern Sierra and White Mountains of California. This campaign also protected 73 miles of rivers, including the Owens River headwaters.