For decades Senator Feinstein (D-CA) has been a champion for California’s Wild Places. In 2017 she introduced the California Desert Protection and Recreation Act of 2017. The bill would permanently protect 278,230 acres of Wilderness, expand Death Valley and Joshua Tree National Parks, and designate 77 miles of new Wild and Scenic Rivers in the California Desert. The bill would enhance wildlife habitat and outdoor recreation while enabling renewable energy development.
Learn more about the effort from California Wilderness Coalition, a longtime Conservation Alliance grantee.
Want to take action for California’s Desert?
1. SEND A NOTE. If you are from California click this link to send Senator Feinstein a message endorsing her bill and encouraging her to continue to advocate for California’s wild places.
2. MAKE A PHONE CALL. Give Senator Feinstein’s Washington D.C. office a call (202-224-3841) to relay the below message:
My name is [first, last] and I am from [city, state]. Senator Feinstein, thank you for your continued commitment to protecting California’s wild places.
Wild Places like Death Valley and Joshua Tree National Parks, the Mojave National Preserve, and Soda Mountain Wilderness are national treasures worthy of additional protections. I endorse your California Desert Protection and Recreation Act, which seeks to expand these critical landscapes, improve protections for thousands of acres, and ensure public access and recreational use. Enhancing wildlife habitat and outdoor recreation helps sustain the health of our environment and the growing, $887 billion outdoor recreation economy.
With your leadership we will see this important legislation cross the finish line this Congress, ensuring all Americans will be able to share and enjoy these Wild Places for generations to come.