This is The New Localism
An oil pipeline ruptured in Santa Barbara County on May 19, 2015, tarring the California coast with 140,000 gallons of thick crude oil that killed wildlife, soiled protected areas and closed beaches. With your help, we supported four recent bills in the California Legislature—three of which were signed into law on October 8, 2015. Join us in staying vigilant and continuing to fight risky oil development on our sensitive coast!
Snake River Salmon have been trucked, put on barges, diverted up fish ladders—all in the hope that enough would get by four dams to reach their historic habitat in numbers that would assure their future. It’s not working: It’s time to breach the dams and reconnect wild salmon to this important watershed.
Born and raised at Punta de Lobos, Ramón Navarro found his passion riding the biggest waves on the planet. But his accomplishments in giant surf are just one part of a bigger vision to protect the culture and environment of the Chilean coast.
Josh Ewing began visiting the Bears Ears region of southeastern Utah to climb at Indian Creek and explore the local archaeology. But when he moved to the town of Bluff, he saw degradation from oil drilling, looting, and careless visitors. Ewing knew simply loving a place was no longer enough.
Thanks to the activism of ultrarunners Krissy Moehl, Jeff Browning and Luke Nelson, a great film by James Q Martin, donations from runners around the world, and a matching grant from Patagonia—the Mile for Mile campaign exceeded its goal and raised over $90,000. Conservacion Patagonica can now build over 50 miles of new trails in Patagonia Park, connecting locals and visitors from everywhere to this remarkable place.