Earlier this week, Reps. Mike Thompson, John Garamendi, and Lynn Woolsey introduced the Berryessa Snow Mountain National Conservation Area Act (H.R. 5545). This bill will secure permanent protection of much of the public lands in the Berryessa Snow Mountain region (see May-June 2008 Yodeler, page 13)
The Berryessa Snow Mountain region is rich in natural wonders and loaded with recreational opportunities. Rep. Thompson described this area as a “unique national treasure, and we have a responsibility to preserve it for our kids and grandkids. Designating the region as a National Conservation Area will preserve the land, help our local economies, and protect a wide variety of plants and animals. This is the right way forward for the region and our communities.”
There is still work to do to make sure that the Berryessa Snow Mountain region is permanently protected, but this bill brings us one step closer. Please send your thanks to Reps. Thompson, Garamendi, and Woolsey. If you live in one of their districts, you can contact them through https://secure.sierraclub.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=8729.