We need your help TODAY to raise $10,000 to complete this purchase and transfer the property to public ownership within the Inyo National Forest.
Major support for protecting this land has been given in honor of the late Sam Dietrich, loving father, husband and avid hiker who enjoyed these mountains with his family. The Dietrich family will generously MATCH all GoFundMe donations dollar for dollar until we reach our goal.
Why is Lundy Canyon Special?
This 49-acre former mining claim sits adjacent a popular hiking trail into the upper entrance of Lundy Canyon, an iconic Eastern Sierra landscape that includes dramatic waterfalls and vital habitat for endangered Sierra Nevada Bighorn sheep.
The Wilderness Land Trust, Mono Lake Committee, the Eastern Sierra Land Trust and the Inyo National Forest have identified this land as a high priority to protect from private development in order to conserve Mill Creek, safeguard wildlife habitat and ensure recreational access for the public.
Who We Are
The Wilderness Land Trust is the only national conservation organization solely dedicated to purchasing privately owned lands within designated and proposed wilderness areas to remove land management conflicts stemming from commercial, industrial and residential development.
Private land (inholdings) is one of the greatest threats to the globally unique, 110-million-acre preservation system that millions of people have spent 54 years creating. When private inholdings are developed, they essentially tear a hole in the fabric of surrounding wilderness.
Some 180,000 acres of private inholdings remain within federally designated wilderness areas in the lower 48 states, not including Alaska, and the work of The Wilderness Land Trust to remove these inholdings ensures our nation’s wilderness areas remain forever wild for future generations.
Since its inception in 1992, The Wilderness Land Trust has protected 453 parcels, comprising 47,934 acres of wilderness inholdings in 104 designated and proposed wilderness areas. The Wilderness Land Trust is responsible for completing 15 wilderness areas by removing the last privately held lands within their wilderness boundaries.
We appreciate your support.
To make donations offline: The Wilderness Land Trust PO Box 11697 Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 206.397.5240