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Save Mount Diablo
We Can't Afford To Wait
The Wild Lands Next Door
Save Mount Diablo From What?
Acquisition is the first step. Stewardship is forever.
Diablo's Majestic Open Spaces
Forever Wild
Join the Campaign for Diablo's Wild Lands

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 Mission


for Helping us Exceed our Spring Appeal Goal Ahead of Schedule!

We had a goal of raising a total of $75,000 by the end of June…

And you, our incredible supporters, helped us to surpass that goal for our time-sensitive land conservation mission for the Mount Diablo area!

We met our matching challenge of $50K in just over two weeks. By the end of the first week of June, we’ve already raised over $81,000+, thanks to your generosity and love for Diablo’s wild lands.
We can’t thank you enough for being a ‘Friend of the Mountain‘!

Recent News, Announcements, and Field Notes

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Our Land Conservation Work


We protect natural lands through acquisition, cooperative efforts with parks, developers and landowners and conservation easements.

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We defend Mount Diablo and its foothills from threats of development through land use planning and advocacy.

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We restore habitat prior to transfer to a public agency for permanent preservation and public use.

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We help people enjoy Diablo’s parks through events, educational and recreational opportunities.

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Many Acres of Wild Lands Have Been Saved


In 1971, there was just one park on Mount Diablo. It consisted of only 6,788 protected acres, mostly around the peak. Working with partners such as California State Parks and Contra Costa County, the East Bay Regional Parks District, local cities, the Coastal Conservancy, Contra Costa Water District, and others–we, together with the help of generous supporters like you, have pieced together a conserved expanse of Diablo Wild lands that today is greater than 110,000 acres, an area bigger than Point Reyes National Seashore or the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Although we and our partners have had tremendous success at reassembling a large swath of the wild lands around Mount Diablo, there is still much work to do to save the remaining unprotected lands and allow our community to grow.

Protected Lands

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.

What’s At Stake?

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.

Forever Wild

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.

Dr. Mary L. Bowerman
Co-Founder, Save Mount Diablo

Land Use Campaigns

These Land Use Planning Issues Need Your Attention!

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Guided Hikes, Restoration Workdays & Upcoming Events

Discover Diablo – Castle Rock Family Hike

Saturday June 23rd  9:00 am

Join us for a leisurely stroll along Pine Creek in the Castle Rock Regional Recreation Area located adjacent to Mount Diablo State Park and Walnut Creek Open Space.  The area is dominated by oak woodlands and prominent sandstone formations. Bring the whole family!  Be sure to bring plenty of water, a snack, and dress in …

Diablo Restoration Team Workday – Marsh Creek 8

Saturday July 7th  9:00 am

Join us in improving habitat for wildlife on Save Mount Diablo’s Marsh Creek 8 property, also known as Big Bend! This portion of the Marsh Creek floodplain was once a golf course fairway turned residential property with horses, now the Diablo Restoration Team works to improve the native plant abundance and diversity!

Discover Diablo – Wright Canyon Evening Property Tour

Saturday July 7th  7:00 pm

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 Wright Canyon property. Listen for owl calls and keep an eye out for toads, bats, wolf spiders, scorpions, and other critters …

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How You Can Help