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
PITTSBURG, CA – In the spirit of Valentine’s Day 2018, Save Mount Diablo (“SMD”) and Pittsburg High School (“PHS”) signed a Conservation Collaboration Agreement on February 6, 2018 to demonstrate their love and gratitude for the beautiful Mount Diablo natural area. The parties to this Agreement are asking Mount Diablo to be their Valentine. “I believe … Read story
Guided Hikes, Restoration Workdays & Upcoming Events
Discover the Dougherty Valley with a hike on the Alamo Creek Trail. San Ramon’s Dougherty Valley includes thousands of houses and residents, but it also includes thousands of acres of protected open space and long, restored creek corridors. Alamo Creek begins in Mt. Diablo’s Knobcone Point and Blackhills and travels through Blackhawk and Dougherty Valley …
We can save 2,000 acres of beautiful open space, but we need your on-the-ground help to do it! Save Mount Diablo is going to be involved in intense grassroots advocacy in East County from March through May. We have a chance to protect thousands of acres of endangered species habitat, stop suburban sprawl and defend …
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!
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