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.
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In celebration of Land Conservation Director Seth Adam’s 30th anniversary with Save Mount Diablo, a ceremony will be held on Thursday, March 22nd at the Lesher Center of the Arts in Walnut Creek to commemorate the many milestones achieved protecting, defending and restoring Mount Diablo’s irreplaceable wild lands during Seth’s storied career, and look forward to more great years of conservation.
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 in celebrating Land Conservation Director Seth Adam’s 30th anniversary with Save Mount Diablo, as we commemorate milestones achieved protecting, defending and restoring Mount Diablo’s irreplaceable wild lands, and look forward to more great years of conservation.
Hiking Mt. Diablo offers many great photographic opportunities. Great views, vibrant and diverse forests, waterfalls, dramatic rock formations and many other spectacular scenes are common. In this one day workshop, you’ll learn the most effective techniques and tools for capturing the beauty of the area with your unique vision. You’ll learn: – Camera setup and …
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