Thursday, June 14, 2012


Berryessa Snow Mountain National Conservation Area Act introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives

Law would create a new National Conservation Area in Yolo, Lake, Napa and Mendocino Counties in California.

Lets support the Berryessa Snow Mountain National Conservation Area Act (HR 5545) introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives in May by U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson, U.S. Rep. John Garamendi and U.S. Rep. Lynn Woolsey. This would provide National Conservation Area status for the federal lands from Lake Berryessa to Snow Mountain, tying together the Cedar Roughs Wildlife Area, Cache Creek Wildlife Area and Snow Mountain Wilderness areas. The act will bring together the three federal landowners in the area – the Mendocino National Forest, Bureau of Land Management and Bureau of Reclamation – to coordinate management of 319,300 acres of federal land. Pia Lopez kayaked the Cache Creek Wilderness Run to experience some of the area that would be protected in this proposed National Conservation Area. See: A conservation opportunity amid the wilds of Cache Creek - Sacramento Bee 09june2012.

Map of Landmarks in the Berryessa Snow Mountain area.

• Map book: California Maps - Atlas & Gazetteer by Delorme, 2008.

Online map user instructions. Click and drag to reposition this interactive map.
• The tool on the left zooms in and out. Point on the red markers to see the names.
• Map=roads. Satellite=satellite map. Terrain=3D shaded topo map. Topo=topographic map.
Full-Screen online interactive map - Berryessa Snow Mountain area.

N 39.38332 W 122.75213 - Snow Mountain Wilderness (A)
N 38.98857 W 122.54086 - Cache Creek Wildlife Area (B)
N 38.61244 W 122.32212 - Cedar Roughs Wildlife Area (C)

Contact your U.S. Congressional Representative to support HR 5545.

US House of Representatives. Determine Your Representative via Zip+4 Code.
ZIP+4 Code Lookup - USPS.

Additional information:
Cache Creek and California's Wild and Scenic Rivers System.
Trip report, Cache Creek Wilderness Run, Wild and Scenic, kayaking 22jan2006.
California residents contact your legislators about conservation issues.
River & Land Conservation in California - BRT Insights.

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