The Range of Light National Monument
Our primary goal is to protect the federal land between Yosemite and Kings Canyon National Parks by creating the Range of Light National Monument. We've been working on this project for nearly seven years; it is endorsed by 148 businesses and organizations, 200 scientists, 18 members of the House, the Democratic National Committee and the California Democratic Party.
Environmental Advocacy & Leadership Training
We run an internship program, which deeply involves students and youth activists in forging a positive future. We believe in learning by doing, but also in studying what works. Our goal is to bring the political process into the light, so that students and citizens can learn to be effective activists. This requires that students learn and understand the current political system, but also develop a deep understanding of the subject matter, make a commitment to the environment, and hold personal integrity in order to achieve long term goals and foster trusting relationships.
Events: Exploring & Understanding Nature Together
We believe the best advocates and leaders know their subject matter intimately and have a passion for place. The only way to develop deep love and appreciation for nature is to spend time out in it. We foster and encourage that, by leading outdoor events in the summer and fall. While directly experiencing the world we seek to protect, we teach advocacy and leadership skills, and provide an outline of the political process and methods for creating positive change in a thoughtful and organized manner. Our summer programs invite volunteers and leaders to train youth activists in the Central Valley.