A national treasure worth protecting
The Berryessa Snow Mountain region of northern California is one of the most biologically diverse, yet least known regions of the state. Located less than one hundred miles from the Sacramento and Bay Area metropolitan regions, the area is a dazzling outdoor wonderland rich in unique natural features and loaded with recreational opportunities.
Permanent protection of the Berryessa Snow Mountain Region will:
“What really needs protection is the lowlands, which is where extraordinary numbers of species face intense pressure.The proposed Berryessa Snow Mountain National Conservation Area is exactly the kind of place that needs protection.”
- Dr. Glen Holstein, California Native Plant Society, Sacramento
Permanently protecting the Berryessa Snow Mountain region
NEWS UPDATE: The Berryessa Snow Mountain National Conservation Area campaign is gaining steam. On March 7, 2013, Representative Mike Thompson re-introduced the Berryessa Snow Mountain National Conservation Area Act with co-sponsors Representatives John Garamendi, Jared Huffman, Ami Bera, and Anna Eshoo, which would protect 350,000 acres of public land just a short drive from the San Francisco Bay Area and Sacramento. In addition, Senator Barbara Boxer has introduced the senate companion to the Berryessa Snow Mountain National Conservation Area Act. Re-introduction of these bills follows nearly six years of work at the community level to permanently protect this special place. PRESS RELEASE - BILL RE-INTRODUCTION