Mission & Purpose

Mission Statement

The mission of the Ventana Wilderness Alliance 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.


Declaration of Purpose

To promote awareness of the natural beauty and wild state of the northern Santa Lucia mountain range and to advocate for its protection as such, while bringing together into a unified and resolute force the many concerned individuals who share an affinity and respect for this unique place.

mission and purposeToward this end the Ventana Wilderness Alliance will:

  • Nurture cooperative and effective relationships with similarly concerned agencies and organizations, both public and private
  • Review and monitor proposals that affect the northern Santa Lucia, from whatever source, and take appropriate action
  • Support the efforts of all people who desire to renew and maintain their relationship with the land
  • Work toward expanded federal Wilderness and Wild and Scenic River designations to ensure that roadless lands and free-flowing streams remain as such
  • Encourage and support conservation research and education in the area
  • Develop, organize and implement habitat restoration and stewardship projects
  • Encourage conservation vigilance among our members, neighbors and relations
  • Ensure perpetual public access by maintaining trails and protecting prescriptive rights