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Tres Rios Wetlands

Arizona has wetlands? Yes! The almost 700 acre Tres Rios wetlands sits at the southwest edge of Phoenix, and offers the opportunity to observe hundreds of species of birds, year round!

Red Rock – Secret Mountain Wilderness

Stunning natural red rock arches, pinnacles, and deep sandstone canyons characterize this easily-accessible designated wilderness right outside Sedona, Arizona.

Herngt ‘Aki’ Preserve

Herngt ‘Aki,’ which means ‘Rattlesnake House,’ is an expansive 341 acres of hilly grassland goodness in Live Oak Canyon between Redlands and Calimesa in the East Valley of San Bernardino County.

Leona Canyon Open Space Regional Preserve

Tucked away in the Oakland hills, the 290-acre Leona Canyon Open Space Regional Preserve offers a peaceful haven featuring a spring-fed creek and riparian area that is popular with locals and dog-walkers.

Estrella Mountain Regional Park

Estrella Mountain Regional Park, in the southwest corner of the Phoenix metropolitan area, offers an amazing variety of activities. You can go on a guided horseback adventure, play a round of golf, fish the Gila River, escape into the backcountry, and more in the park’s almost 20,000 acres.

Sunol Regional Wilderness

A short drive to east of Fremont brings you to the almost 7,000 acre Sunol Regional Wilderness, which offers amazing bird-watching opportunities, access to the Ohlone Wilderness Trail, amazing views of the Bay Area, and a fantastic backcountry experience less than an hour away from the sprawling East Bay metropolitan area.

Support Public Lands Founder to ‘Thru-Hike’ Redlands, California

Michelle ‘SuperClassy’ Markel plans to walk 56+ miles in three days to benefit Redlands Conservancy and Support Public Lands.

What’s Better than Black Friday? #BuyNothingDay

If you’re going to #OptOutside on Friday, why not go all in and commit to #BuyNothingDay

meet the people of our public lands!

Save Our Sonoran Preserve

Save Our Sonoran Preserve

See what Save Our Sonoran Preserve is doing to protect the Phoenix Sonoran Preserve from urban sprawl, and learn how you can help!

Redlands Conservancy

Redlands Conservancy

Learn about the conservation and land trust activities of Redlands Conservancy in Southern California!

Melanie Williams

Melanie Williams

Meet Melanie, an avid photographer who loves capturing the natural beauty of Arizona!

Save Our Sonoran Preserve

Save Our Sonoran Preserve

See what Save Our Sonoran Preserve is doing to protect the Phoenix Sonoran Preserve from urban sprawl, and learn how you can help!

Redlands Conservancy

Redlands Conservancy

Learn about the conservation and land trust activities of Redlands Conservancy in Southern California!

press & collabs

KCAA Radio: On the Brink Morning Show (May 2017)

May 2017 interview with Erin & Tobin Brinker on their KCAA morning radio show.

Blue Ridge Outdoors: Alternate A.T. (March 2019)

Promoting the Pinhoti in a March 2019 Blue Ridge Outdoors article.

KCAA Radio: On the Brink Morning Show (February 2017)

February 2017 interview with Erin & Tobin Brinker on their KCAA morning radio show.

Hiking Trails for America: Video Interview (May 2017)

May 2017 Video interview for Hiking Trails for America

TEDxSkyforest (August 2019)

‘Opening the Heart at Three Miles per Hour’

Social Sport Podcast: Episode 7 (May 2020)

Interview with Emma Zimmerman about the realities of van life and long-distance hiking.

Redlands Community News: Redlands thru-hiker comes full circle around Emerald Necklace (February 2021)

Redlands Community News covering SPL Founder’s fundraising thru-hike of the city.

KCAA Radio: On the Brink Morning Show (January 2021)

January 2021 interview with Erin Brinker of the KCAA morning radio show ‘On the Brink’.

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