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Every day, with your support, we fight to keep the landscapes on and around Mount Diablo undeveloped. And when our efforts are successful, you don’t see change. Your views of rolling hills, magnificent rock outcroppings, recreational trails and incredible wildlife stay the same, instead of being replaced by concrete and traffic.
But with new threats popping up almost daily, now is not the time to be complacent. As a friend of Save Mount Diablo, you know that—and another friend of the mountain knows that.
That’s why, thanks to the William H. Donner Foundation, your donation today will be generously matched—dollar for dollar—doubling your impact in support of our daily effort to keep fighting unnecessary development of open spaces.
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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.
Our Land Conservation Work
We protect natural lands through acquisition, cooperative efforts with parks, developers and landowners and conservation easements.
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.
Recent News, Announcements, and Field Notes
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Watch “A Vision for Mount Diablo” on NBC Bay Area’s OpenRoad with Doug McConnell, featuring Save Mount Diablo
Watch “A Vision for Mount Diablo: East Contra Costa County Advocacy in Action”, broadcasted on NBC Bay Area’s OpenRoad with Doug McConnell on Earth Day, April 22, 2018 | Explore eastern Contra Costa County, one of the fastest growing regions in the Bay Area, and encounter significant land use choices facing people there and statewide that … Read story
Guided Hikes, Restoration Workdays & Upcoming Events
Diablo Restoration Team Workday – Marsh Creek 4 Enjoy the beauty of Mt. Diablo’s foothills as we help native bunchgrasses, shrubs and woody plantings establish in the Marsh Creek riparian corridor. Bring a lunch and picnic in the gazebo after a satisfying morning of supporting Save Mount Diablo in its mission to preserve, protect, and …
What’s cooler than an exclusive hike on a property that you helped protect? Doing it at night! Beat the summer heat and find out what wakes up once the sun goes down on our Mangini Ranch property. Listen for owl calls and keep an eye out for toads, bats, wolf spiders, scorpions, and other critters …
Enjoy a morning alongside large, aged oak trees and rolling hills as we cultivate our newest habitat restoration site at the Ang property. Here, we have planted oaks, buckeyes and willows, in hopes of improving tree canopy coverage and riparian habitat.
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 $10.4 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