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E. Sierra Wilderness

Bonnie Lake, CA  Photo: John Dittli
Bonnie Lake, CA Photo: John Dittli

2009 Success

Grantee:  California Wilderness Coalition & Friends of the River

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Result: 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.