Our Land Conservation Work
We are on a time-sensitive land conservation mission.
Save Mount Diablo is working to preserve, defend, and restore the remaining 70,000 acres on Mount Diablo and its foothills for wildlife and people to enjoy.
We protect natural lands through acquisition, cooperative efforts with parks, developers and landowners and conservation easements.
Recent News, Announcements, and Field Notes
Read the Latest on Save Mount Diablo’s Blog
CONTRA COSTA COUNTY – Discover Diablo is Save Mount Diablo’s free public hike series program, offering an annual schedule of guided interpretive family walks, hikes and property tours open to any and all trailblazers looking to get out in nature. Generously sponsored by the Shell Martinez Refinery for a second year, the 2018 Discover Diablo … Read story
Guided Hikes, Restoration Workdays & Upcoming Events
Enjoy the beauty of Mt. Diablo’s foothills as we help restore the top of a volcanic dome! Workday tasks will include watering native plants and weeding/mulching planting areas.
Join us on this naturalist-led hike, where you will learn about the unique nature of the Madrone Canyon trail. Experience the beautiful Devil’s slide trail and listen to the creeks as they flow through canyons, keep your fingers crossed for rains!
Join us for an evening presentation at the Walnut Creek Library on Tuesday, January 30th for an annual address by Save Mount Diablo’s Executive Director, Ted Clement on the “State of the Mountain: A Year in Review & Looking Ahead”
More Wild Land is at Risk.
77,000 acres of natural lands are still threatened by development.
With 2 million more people predicted to move into the Bay Area by 2045 and the current red-hot real estate market, our window for saving this land is closing fast. Once our precious green and gold mosaic is lost, it will be lost forever.
Land Use Campaigns
These Land Use Planning Issues Need Your Attention!
Join the Campaign to Save Diablo’s Wild Lands
Help Us Preserve Mount Diablo and its Foothills in Perpetuity
In 2012, Save Mount Diablo launched FOREVER WILD, our first capital campaign, with a target of raising $15 million by 2019.
With your support, we will permanently conserve, defend, and steward key vulnerable portions of the Diablo wild lands, transfer these properties to the public trust where appropriate, and stand ready to protect the threatened land that remains.
Thanks to the remarkable generosity of our campaign donors, as of 2017, we have raised $10 million towards our goal… but there is still a long road ahead of us. Save Mount Diablo needs your support today more than ever.
Now is the time to preserve the natural heritage of Mount Diablo for wildlife and for current and future generations.
My dream is that the whole of Mount Diablo, including its foothills, will remain open space… that the visual and natural integrity will be sustained.
Co-Founder, Save Mount Diablo