The Tuolumne River Preservation Trust records provide detailed documentation of the administrative and legal activities of
the Trust, as well as all aspects of the campaigns to win Wild and Scenic status for the Tuolumne River and environmental
protection for the Clavey River. The bulk of the collection dates from 1981-1997, although material dating from 1968 is found
in the files.
The Tuolumne River Preservation Trust was formed in 1982 to mount a campaign for Congressional designation of the Tuolumne
River as Wild and Scenic to meet the immediate crisis of the river's loss of legal protection in October of that year. Based
in San Francisco, the Trust grew out of the Tuolumne River Coalition, which was built on the Citizens Action Project, an energy
conservation group that coordinated the efforts of the Sierra Club, Friends of the River, and fishing and boating groups to
oppose the City of San Francisco's continued involvement with the Clavey-Wards Ferry Dam project. The Trust was formed to
act on the recommendations of the Tuolumne Study Team, whose 1979 proposal urged Wild and Scenic River status for the undeveloped
portions of the Tuolumne.
Number of containers: 17 cartons, 1 box, 1 oversize box, 6 oversize folders
Linear feet: 22.5
Publication rights have been transferred to The Bancroft Library.
Collection is open for research.