Berryessa Snow Mountain proposed for National Monument status

Feb 5, 2015 4:02 PM by News Staff

California law makers have introduced new legislation that would protect the Berryessa Snow Mountain Region's 350,000 acres of public land as a national monument.

U.S. Senators Barbara Boxer, Dianne Feinstein and Congressman Mike Thompson introduced the Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument Act that would designate the Berryessa Snow Mountain region in Lake, Mendocino, Napa, Glenn, Colusa, Solano and Yolo Counties as a national monument, promoting tourism, outdoor recreation and ensuring preservation.

The new National Monument would cover lands stretching more than 100 miles from Putah Creek, below Lake Berryessa, up to the peak of Snow Mountain. The area provides a haven for hiking, camping, rafting and horseback riding and is home to a diverse array of wildlife including bald and golden eagles, black bears and tule elk.

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