Who We Are
The San Diego County Wildlife Federation (SDCWF) is a non-profit amalgam of local conservation-oriented clubs and organizations, as well as the local chapters of similar national organizations.
Our membership is guided by the basic philosophical concept that, absent auditable contradictory scientific or safety-based data, the public has an inalienable right to recreate on public lands.
Our membership is dedicated to the management of San Diego County's open spaces and wild lands for the conservation of our unique habitat and wildlife, as well as for the benefit of the active recreational user.
The SDCWF recognizes that active public use of our open space is not incompatible with environmentally oriented conservation, and that there are recreational needs which are currently underserved, or not met in San Diego County. We believe that our lands can be managed to provide a balance between public access and the protection of our unique natural habitats.
What We Do
The SDCWF represents the common interests of the conservation oriented outdoor enthusiasts of San Diego County.
We support the acquisition, restoration, development, and maintenance of our wildlands and other natural resources. Our members are dedicated to both the conservation and public use of these resources and work to maximize available recreational opportunities for the residents of, and visitors to, San Diego County.
The SDCWF fosters the maintenance, development, restoration and conservation of San Diego County's wildlife and other natural resources by educating and informing the general public and our elected and appointed representatives that the active public use of our open space is not incompatible with the goals of environmental conservation.
To maximize the opportunity for high quality outdoor recreation on the public lands of San Diego County for the constituents of the SDCWF's member organizations.
I - To maximize outdoor recreational opportunities in connection with wildlife and other natural resources by educating, informing and motivating the public and our elected officials.
II - To protect and advance the interests of horseback riding, hiking, hunting, angling, shooting sports, falconers, and the training, testing & trialing of hunting dogs and other related outdoor activities as defined by the SDCWF.
III - To maintain a federation of organizations dedicated to the acquisition, maintenance, development, restoration and conservation of wildlife habitat and wildlife resources for public use.
IV - To affect and support land use decisions that promote public access for high quality outdoor recreational pursuits as defined by the SDCWF.
• Support the Public's Right to Engage in Hunting, Fishing, Shooting Sports and All Outdoor Recreation Pursuits
• Maximize the Opportunities for Outdoor Recreation on San Diego's Public Lands