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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 143,000 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.


PRESERVE HOLIDAY HOURS

DESERT PRESERVES

MISSION CREEK
Open daily from sunrise to sunset

PIONEERTOWN MOUNTAINS
Open daily from sunrise to sunset

WHITEWATER
Open 8 am to 12 noon Christmas Eve and New Years Eve
Closed Christmas Day and New Years Day


SAN BERNARDINO MOUNTAINS PRESERVES

BLUFF LAKE RESERVE
Closed for the season

OAK GLEN PRESERVE
Open 8 am to 1:30 pm on Christmas Eve
Closed Christmas Day
Open New Years Eve and New Years Day


CENTRAL VALLEY PRESERVES

WIND WOLVES PRESERVE
Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Open 8 am to 5 pm New Years Eve and New Years Day


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