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Boxer’s testimony supports Berryessa Snow Mountain NCA

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Hikers enjoy an outing on the Redbud Trail in the Berryessa Snow Mountain Region, which Congress is considering designating as a National Conservation Area. Charlotte Orr/Courtesy photo

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From page A16 | November 24, 2013 |

A hearing Tuesday before a U.S. Senate subcommittee paves the way for a vote in the full Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on a proposal to designate the Berryessa Snow Mountain National Conservation Area.

Legislation by Sen. Barbara Boxer (S 483) would permanently protect 350,000 acres of public lands less than 100 miles from Sacramento and the Bay Area. Protecting this region would provide well-managed recreation opportunities and user education while safeguarding the region’s natural beauty, sensitive areas and wildlife and rare plants, said Sarah Husby-Good, executive director of Tuleyome.

The hearing was before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests and Mining.

“This bill will put the Berryessa Snow Mountain region on the map as a destination for families and recreation enthusiasts, and it permanently protects this area for future generations to enjoy,” Boxer said in her testimony to the subcommittee.

“Even though the region is one of the most beautiful and diverse, it is also one of the least known regions of California. An NCA designation will raise the area’s profile, reaching out to more diverse audiences, allowing people from all walks of life to better appreciate this truly amazing and awe-inspiring area.”

Husby-Good said she was “overjoyed” that this legislation has taken this big step forward.

“The Berryessa Snow Mountain region is a hidden gem and we appreciate Senator Boxer’s leadership to permanently protect this region for future generations,” she added. “Designating the region as a National Conservation Area will provide a safeguard for our natural resources, support our local economies and benefit those who work, live and play in the Berryessa Snow Mountain region.”

Added Don Amador of the Blue Ribbon Coalition, “There is something for everyone to appreciate in the Berryessa Snow Mountain region. No matter what kinds of recreation you enjoy — be it a quiet trip out in nature, or riding your mountain bikes, horses or OHVs on designated trails — you find it here.

“We want to ensure that these opportunities are available for everyone to enjoy, and as an advocate for responsible OHV riding on legally designated routes, I am excited to see this collaborative legislation move forward. This grassroots bill will enhance opportunities for outdoor recreation, ensure continued access, and help protect this remarkable place for existing and future generations.”

Tuleyome is a nonprofit conservation organization leading the campaign to permanently protect the Berryessa Snow Mountain Region. For more information about the organization and the NCA proposal, visit www.tuleyome.org and www.berryessasnowmountain.org.

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