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.
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!
Recent News, Announcements, and Field Notes
Read the Latest on Save Mount Diablo’s Blog
Spring is a universal time for action that beckons us to head outdoors, begin new projects, steward and restore our surroundings and seek changes for the better. To this end, Save Mount Diablo’s 64th issue of our biannual newsletter, Diablo Watch, focuses on the theme of “Advocacy in Action”—and tells the story of how we are … Read story
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.
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
Guided Hikes, Restoration Workdays & Upcoming Events
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 …
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!
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 …