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Be part of a grass-roots organization whose mission is to protect, preserve, and restore the wilderness qualities and biodiversity of the public lands within California's northern Santa Lucia Mountains and Big Sur coast.

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Whether joining, renewing your membership or making a one-time donation, you will help protect the iconic Ventana and Silver Peak Wilderness areas that give us clean air, fresh water, wildlife habitat and landscapes that inspire and rejuvenate.


Benefits of membership

Memberships include:

  • Our bi-annual printed newsletter, Ventana Wilderness Watch
  • Invitations to our special events
  • Opportunities to be part of VWA stewardship and advocacy efforts


Your contribution supports the following activities

  • Ever vigilant, the VWA advocates for the protection and restoration of Wilderness character through improved relationships with the US Forest Service, community groups, grant providers and elected officials.
  • The Youth in Wilderness program introduces young people to the wonders of Wilderness through outdoor education and service learning expeditions. Thanks to your support, outings are provided at no cost to participants.
  • The VWA Trail Program restores and maintains trails in the Big Sur backcountry through volunteer and professional crew efforts.
  • Volunteer Wilderness Rangers patrol the backcountry monitoring Wilderness conditions and solitude, and keep the Wilderness wild by cleaning campsites, removing garbage, and teaching campfire safety and Leave No Trace principles to visitors.


Privacy Policy

The Ventana Wilderness Alliance respects your privacy. We do not give, sell or trade the addresses or contact information of our members and supporters to anyone.

Our Tax ID#

The VWA is a California nonprofit corporation with IRS 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status. All contributions, including membership dues, are tax deductible.