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Mineral King: The Foundation of Modern Environmental Law
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Sam (left) and Chris break down camp at Columbine Lake, enjoying the views and dramatic clouds before a huge hail and lightning storm moved through the area.

Photo: Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice

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By The River
Rivers across the country provide sustenance to wildlife and human communities alike. Today, many are threatened.
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On The Mountain
Mountain ecosystems are some of the first places experiencing the impacts of climate change. Earthjustice is working to protect these ecosystems and combat the change.
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On The Trail
Whether we hike, climb, cave or raft the wild reaches, we must do so in a way that minimizes our impact to the ecosystem.
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By The Lake
The serene beauty of a mountain lake is undeniably special. But even these refuges are suffering—from development, wind-drifted pollution, climate change and more.
Explore Lakes.
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Beneath The Sky
The silhouette of wild places should be traced by the slope of hills and mountains and the reach of trees and shrubs—not by clearcuts, drilling rigs and industrial development.
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In The Forest
When we saved the forests of Mineral King, we started a trend for Earthjustice. Earthjustice has been saving forests for decades, achieving many significant victories.
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Atop The King Of Wild Places

One summer, Sam Edmondson and Chris Jordan-Bloch backpacked through Mineral King. This is their story.

Closeup of Black Kaweah and Red Kaweah from Black Rock Pass in Mineral King Valley. > Read Feature

The Early Days of Environmental Law

Jim Moorman, first executive director of the Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund, discusses environmental law.

Photo of Jim Moorman. > Read Environmental Law Q&A

Resources for Visitors

Thinking about visiting Mineral King? Take a look at some resources that may be helpful in planning your trip.

Dusk settles in at a camp near Pinto Lake. . > Peruse Resources
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