Behold the Beauty
Take a trip with The Wildlands Conservancy’s new book,
“Behold the Beauty,” as it tells the story of TWC’s crucial
conservation projects, majestic preserves, and award-winning
programs through beautiful photography and heartfelt words.
More than 75 full-page photos of remarkable and important landscapes in California will inspire
you to visit these unique places and to help protect them so they will inspire future generations.
Copies of "Behold the Beauty" are available ONLINE!
You can also pick up a copy at select TWC preserves including Oak Glen, Whitewater and Wind Wolves.
The Wildlands Conservancy
The Wildlands Conservancy owns and operates California's largest nonprofit nature preserve system. This preserve system includes 12 magnificent landscapes spanning over 145,000 acres of diverse mountain, valley, desert, river and ocean front properties. The Wildlands Conservancy also funded the largest conservation land gift to the American people in U.S. history - over 560,000 acres.
Operating exclusively with private funding, TWC purchases and restores landscapes and builds national park quality visitor facilities that are open to the public at no cost. Over the past ten years, TWC has been California's nonprofit leader in providing free outdoor education programs for school children.
Our Dual Mission
To preserve the beauty and biodiversity of the earth and to provide programs so that children may know the wonder and joy of nature.
Featuring California's Largest Preserve System
Over the past decade, there has been a growing demand for nonprofit organizations to become land stewards and for more individuals to become citizen conservationists, docents, and restoration volunteers.
The Wildlands Conservancy's overarching goal is to call people back to the beauty, wonder, and inspiration of the natural world and to encourage people to be participants in saving our magnificent landscapes and restoring California's rich biological diversity.
Since incorporating in 1995, The Wildlands Conservancy (TWC) has continued to expand its model of land based conservation through our nonprofit preserve system. This system now includes:
- The west coast's largest nonprofit-owned preserve at Wind Wolves;
- California's largest nonprofit-owned wilderness at Pioneertown Mountains Preserve;
- California's longest stretch of nonprofit-owned coastline at Sounding Seas Reserve, and;
- The largest nonprofit owned river estuary at Eel River Estuary Preserve.
Expanding the Vision
To continue and expand the preservation of California's remarkable and unique landscapes, The Wildlands Conservancy is offering naming opportunities to endow its preserves. An example of this is the Irving and Jean Stone Sounding Seas Reserve. These endowments will enable TWC to build capacity for expansion during challenging economic times.
What better legacy for a corporation or memorial for an individual than to endow the preservation of the beauty and rich biodiversity of a magnificent landscape for public inspiration and enjoyment, now and for generations to come.
To learn how you or your organization can join the legacy of preserving California's remarkable and unique landscapes, contact The Wildlands Conservancy's Executive Office at 909.797.8507.
Full-time Ranger | Pioneertown Mountains Preserve
Long Term Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteer Camp Host | Mission Creek Preserve
Upcoming Events and Activities
Oak Glen Preserve
Apple Season Featured Artists
- Penelope Krebs: October 5 & 6
- Lindsey Foggett: November 2 & 3
Apple Season Art Opportunity Drawing
Our featured artists, and others, have generously donated a piece of their work to The Wildlands Conservancy for an opportunity drawing! Proceeds from the drawing support the award-winning Outdoor Education programs at Oak Glen Preserve!
CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS!
Behold the Beauty
- Saturday, October 19 at 1:30 pm
- Saturday, October 19 at 7 pm
- Saturday, October 12 from 9 am to 12 pm
Reservations are required for all programs at Whitewater Preserve. Contact the preserve at 909.325.7222 to reserve your space.
DSLR Photography for Beginners on Saturdays from 11 am to 12:30 pm for ages 12 and up
- October 5
- November 16
- November 30
Bird Walks on Tuesdays from 8 am to 10:30 am for all ages
- October 8
- October 22
- November 12
Catch and Release Fishing for Kids two sessions on Saturdays at 9 and 10:30 am for ages 8 to 18
- October 13
- October 26
- November 9
Volunteer Projects on Saturdays from 9 am to 11:30 am for ages 15 and up
- October 20
- December 22
- January 12
Canyon View Loop Hike on Saturdays from 9 to 11:30 am
- December 29
- January 11
- February 16
Pioneertown Mountains Preserve
Guided Walks contact the preserve at 760.369.7105 for more information.
- October 12
- November 19
- November 26
Join us on Facebook and receive updates on activities, events, and other preserve happenings!