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The Wildlands Conservancy

Founded in 1995, The Wildlands Conservancy (TWC) is dedicated to preserving the beauty and biodiversity of the earth and to providing programs so that children may know the wonder and joy of nature.

In working to achieve this mission, TWC has established the largest nonprofit nature preserve system in California, comprised of fifteen preserves encompassing 147,000 acres of diverse mountain, valley, desert, river, and oceanfront landscapes. These preserves are open to the public free of charge for passive recreation, including camping, hiking, picnicking, birding, and more.

Ultimately, saving our treasured landscapes from development means educating and instilling a love for nature in future generations. For this reason, TWC is also the state’s nonprofit leader in providing free outdoor education opportunities for California youth. Through these programs and our reverent stewardship of preserves—visited by nearly half a million people per year—we foster a love and respect for life in all of its magnificent forms.

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.

Keeping California Wild

The Wildlands Conservancy renews its commitment to creating the largest nonprofit nature preserve system in California

Estero Americano Coast Preserve

For twenty years The Wildlands Conservancy has rescued heroic landscapes from development to create California's largest nature preserve system. Our twenty-year anniversary is a time of reflection and a time to renew our commitment by creating twelve additional preserves over the next ten years.

Our first two additions, highlighted in our Winter 2015 newsletter, are the confluence of the famous Little Walker and West Walker Rivers in the Eastern Sierra and the ocean front Estero Americano on the Sonoma Coast.

Learn more about these preserves, and TWC's other ongoing projects and programs, in the Winter newsletter.

Behold the Beauty

none 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.

Songwriters of the
San Joaquin

Wind Wolves Preserve presents its first annual Songwriters of the San Joaquin fundraiser to support outdoor education.


Explore Your NEW
National Monuments

Click on the images below to learn more about Mojave Trails and Sand to Snow National Monuments.



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