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

Our Mission

PRESERVE

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

DEFEND

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

RESTORE

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

ENJOY

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

Recent News, Announcements, and Field Notes

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Activities

Guided Hikes, Restoration Workdays & Upcoming Events

Diablo Restoration Team Workday – Ang

Tuesday February 20th  9:00 am

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. Learn about habitat restoration as we water, mulch and weed the planted areas. 

How Alamo Creek Was Saved and Restored – Alamo Creek Trail

Saturday February 24th  9:00 am

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 …

Call for Volunteers! Direct Grassroots Action in East County!

Thursday March 1st  6:00 pm

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 …

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Many Acres of Wild Lands Have Now Been Saved

PROTECTED LANDS FROM 1971 – 2016

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
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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?

Land Use Campaigns

These Land Use Planning Issues Need Your Attention!

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How You Can Help

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.

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