Keep California's national forests forever wild!

Urge the Forest Service to designate new wilderness!

A window of opportunity is now open for concerned citizens to speak up for protecting substantial tracts of unspoiled wilderness in the Golden State.

The U.S. Forest Service is seeking your input to its latest wilderness inventory and evaluation process for California’s Inyo, Sequoia, and Sierra National Forests. The agency needs to hear from all wilderness lovers now!

We Californians love our last remaining wild-- and mostly forested-- places and want to preserve them for all time!

Forests Forever, the Sierra Club, The Wilderness Society, the California Wilderness Coalition and other conservation groups seek your help in convincing the Forest Service to take the high trail in these Sierra Nevada public forests by designating new wilderness and protected-status areas.

The agency can and should set aside the areas listed on our letters
, setting the stage for their preservation under the Wilderness Act of 1964.

Your contribution to Forests Forever today
will help us continue the fight to protect California’s wild forests!

Lands designated as wilderness by Congress receive the highest level of protection available. Wilderness status prevents logging, road building, mining, and other invasive and extractive activities.

Our dwindling pristine Sierra Nevada wildlands are under ever-increasing threat from these and other uses.

The focus for the Forest Service's wilderness evaluation will be on the portions of the forest inventory in the Inyo, Sequoia, and Sierra national forests that do not contain motorized trails.

These areas form key ecological connective tissue that nurtures a host of unique flora and fauna and provides abundant, clean drinking water to millions of Californians!

Only by keeping these precious areas intact and free from development can the Sierra Nevada bioregion continue to provide priceless ecological services.

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Click the links below to download detailed PDF maps of the areas under review via the USDA Forest Service website:

In Memorium: Martin Litton

Forests Forever laments the passing of a towering figure in the fight to protect America's wildlands.

Martin Litton famously guided rafters on the Colorado River, flew his small plane over forest clearcuts, and fought side by side with Sierra Club Executive Director David Brower to prevent dams that would have drowned rivers and wildlands today cherished by all Americans.

Martin was a long-time member of Forests Forever’s Advisory Council. He will be sorely missed.


Forests Forever:
Their Ecology, Restoration, and Protection
John J. Berger

from Forests Forever Foundation
and the Center for American Places