“It is not enough to fight for the land; it is even more important to enjoy it. While you can. While it’s still here. So get out there and hunt and fish and mess around with your friends, ramble out yonder and explore the forests, climb the mountains, bag the peaks, run the rivers, breathe deep of that yet sweet and lucid air, sit quietly for a while and contemplate the precious stillness, the lovely, mysterious, and awesome space. Enjoy yourselves, keep your brain in your head and your head firmly attached to the body, the body active and alive, and I promise you this much; I promise you this one sweet victory over our enemies, over those desk-bound men and women with their hearts in a safe deposit box, and their eyes hypnotized by desk calculators. I promise you this; You will outlive the bastards.”
— Ed Abbey
Friends of Plumas Wilderness
Base: PO Box 21 • Meadow Valley, CA 95956
Since 1970, Friends of Plumas Wilderness has been dedicated to studying, exploring and maintaining the integrity of natural ecosystems in the Northern Sierra and Southern Cascades of California. Friends of Plumas Wilderness was instrumental in gaining Congressional designation of the Bucks Lake Wilderness in 1984. Thirty-three years before, Wilbur Vaughan, the “Father of the Bucks Lake Wilderness,” and David Brower, a fellow 10th Mountain Division infantryman and then-president of the Sierra Club, had the idea of permanently protecting the area.
Friends of Plumas Wilderness is working to protect more wild places in our region. Building on the foundation original members built 40 years ago, we are developing Conservationist Alternatives for local Forest Plan revisions. We aim to designate the Middle Fork of the Feather River, Mill Creek and Forest Service lands adjoining Lassen Volcanic National Park as Wilderness. We are also partnering with Winter Wildlands Alliance and Snowlands Network to enhance quiet winter recreation opportunities on the Lassen, Plumas and Tahoe National Forests.