California Wilderness Coalition

Cliff Berkowitz / Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017 @ 8:59 a.m. / Trails

This morning Michael Kauffmann and I spoke with Ryan Henderson of the California Wilderness Coalition about many things regarding the wilderness in our area including new draft legislation for our region that Congressman Jared Huffman is working on.

Ryan Henson's Bio:

Ryan Henson was born to a logging family in Mendocino County. After serving in the Navy, Ryan graduated with honors with a BA in history and political science from the U.C. Davis in 1993. He began volunteering for CalWild while a student and joined its staff in 1994. After directing the first-ever effort to map all of the state’s wilderness-eligible lands, he helped launch a legislative campaign in 2001 to gain permanent protection for these areas. His greatest achievements to date are the passage of the North Coast wilderness bill (HR 233) in 2006 and the California portions of the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009. Ryan’s work was recognized in Congress and in the documentary film “Forever Wild.” Ryan lives in Anderson with his wife, Bonnie.