Diablo Watch is published twice yearly for friends of Save Mount Diablo, a nationally accredited land trust and 501(c)3 organization.

Join Us

Learn more about joining or renewing your membership to receive your own print copy in the mail.

Latest Editions

Issue 77 | Spring/Summer 2024 Edition

What if we told you another 20,000 acres of the Diablo Range could be protected in the next 18 months? We’re expanding the scope of our work; our advocacy will now cover the whole Diablo Range. Our acquisition focus is still on the area north of Corral Hollow to Mount Diablo, but we are now open to land gifts, conservation easements, and other interests to the southern Santa Clara Country line and Pacheco Pass Area. Recently, a flock of condors soared through the Diablo Range and paid Mount Diablo a visit, the first in 100 years. We’re protecting more land, such as the Ginochio Schwendel Ranch, to help wildlife like this thrive on Mount Diablo.

Issue 76 | Fall/Winter 2023 Edition

In August, Save Mount Diablo acquired one of the last inholdings within Mount Diablo State Park, the Balcerzak inholding. Save Mount Diablo also exercised the option to protect Krane Pond, a major water source within Mount Diablo’s “Missing Mile” of unprotected land. Now, Save Mount Diablo is kicking off a campaign to expand Mount Diablo State Park; for years we have been stepping in to protect threatened properties that should be part of the state park, such as the Viera–North Peak property. And thanks to our Adler Education Fund, we’re now piloting a new curriculum for third to fifth graders.

Issue 75 | Spring/Summer 2023 Edition

After wrapping up a historically successful year, Save Mount Diablo continued the momentum with a major victory in Concord: Seeno and their partners were dropped as Master Developer of the huge Concord Reuse Project. Save Mount Diablo has been working to raise funding to permanently protect Krane Pond, one of the largest water sources on Mount Diablo’s north side. Protecting the Krane Pond property protects more of Mount Diablo. At the end of March, Save Mount Diablo opened the Knob cone Point Road Trail in Curry Canyon, which connects the entire southern trail system on and around Mount Diablo. All this and more was completed while we continued to research and address the impacts of climate change on our land.

2022 Issues

Issue No. 74 Fall/Winter 2022 Edition

Diablo Watch Fall and Winter 2022 edition

Issue No. 73 Spring/Summer 2022 Edition


2021 Issues

Issue No. 72 Fall/Winter 2021 Edition


Issue No. 71 Spring/Summer 2021 Edition


2020 Issues

Issue No. 70 Fall/Winter 2020 Edition


Issue No. 69 Spring/Summer 2020 Edition


2019 Issues

Issue No. 68 Fall/Winter 2019 Edition

Fall/Winter Diablo Watch cover

Issue No. 67 Spring/Summer 2019 Edition


2018 Issues

Issue No. 66 Fall/Winter 2018 Edition


Issue No. 65 Spring/Summer 2018 Edition


2017 Issues

Issue No. 64 Fall/Winter 2017 Edition


Issue No. 63 Spring/Summer 2017 Edition


More Past Issues

Join us to save the remaining natural lands of Mount Diablo!

Make a Donation