WildPlaces is dedicated to the restoration and protection of the wild and rural places of the southern Sierra Nevada while supporting the peoples who live, work, and play here. We design volunteer-driven habitat restoration projects and education events for the long-term preservation, health, and sustainability of natural resources and cultures. Preserving the world-class health and beauty of the southern Sierra through community engagement and land stewardship leads to a more engaged population and awesome world. We invite you to take part with us.

Find Out About Ways You Can Help Youth, Land and Water in the Southern Sierra Nevada




Upcoming Events

Occupy the Tule: Free Camping at Upper Coffee Camp, Springville CA

When: September 19-21, 2104

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Sponsor-A-Sequoia

Learn about our new program to giant plant trees that can live for thousands of years

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Help Out!

Our program and office funding comes from foundations, grants and membership from folks just like you.

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Our Programs

Immersed In The Wild

The Immersed in the Wild Program is one to five-day backcountry and front country trips into the mountains where participants learn leadership skills, nature ethic principles, habitat restoration techniques, culture and culture identity, art , and much more. Our youth return more empowered, renewed, and better prepared to be active witnesses to the issues important to them

Rio Limpio

Rio Limpio: Tule River Stewardship, Education and Outreach are single and multi-day river stewardship events where volunteers improve water quality, reduce the risk of catastrophic fire events, increase the publics personal responsibility for the river, reduce violence and gang activity, and enjoy the beauty and magic of our rivers.

Sequoia Forest Days

WildPlaces gives Giant Sequoia seedlings to mountain communities above Springville California

Oak Propagation

Our native plant nursery located in Springville is a partnership with U.S.F.S. where we propagate and care for hundreds of trees, grasses and shrubs unique to this area. Plant material is used in restoration projects as well as given away to the public for home gardens. Volunteers manage the nursery where Blue and Valley oaks, elderberry, redbud, Giant sequoia, willow, wild rose, ceanothus, and other unique plants thrive throughout the year.

Responsible Growth

WildPlaces tracks and supports city-centered approaches to urban development, protection of oak woodland habitat in rangeland landscapes and county general plans, the use of drought tolerant native plants in home and business landscape plans, public transportation, and other sustainable tactics that create greener and healthier spaces. We take a watershed-wide view of protecting water resources and improving air quality.

River Ridge Ranch: Rangland and Oak Woodlands Restoration Porject

Rangeland often contains viable and recoverable native woodland habitat. By creating a demonstration site where habitat protection is combined with working landscape activities such as farming and cattle grazing, WildPlaces and River Ridge Ranch offers techniques and ideas on how to sustainably manage working landscapes, protect riparian habitat, encourage wildlife presence, and increase the productivity of rangeland habitat.

Service Learning

Meaningful community service for young people to teach civic responsibility and strengthen communities

Springville Nursery

Our native plant nursery located in Springville is a partnership with U.S.F.S. where we propagate and care for hundreds of trees, grasses and shrubs unique to this area. Plant material is used in restoration projects as well as given away to the public for home gardens. Volunteers manage the nursery where Blue and Valley oaks, elderberry, redbud, Giant sequoia, willow, wild rose, ceanothus, and other unique plants thrive throughout the year.