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Stretching nearly 100 miles wide, the region is home to a wide variety of California wildlife, including mountain lions, bears, Tule elk, deer, osprey and elusive Pacific fishers. In addition to wildlife, the region is teeming with blue oak woodlands and red fir forests, unique plants found nowhere else on Earth, and provides countless opportunities for visitors to hike, horseback ride and enjoy the wild outdoors.

But the future of Berryessa Snow Mountain region is not secure.

Metropolitan areas are slowly inching closer to the borders of these wildlands - roads and development will soon threaten to divide this vast expanse and severely limit wildlife movement. Poorly managed recreation could threaten habitat and litter the wild landscape with unregulated off-road vehicles destroying sensitive areas.

Tell President Obama to protect the Berryessa Snow Mountain region and save the wildlife, environment and local businesses that rely on it to survive!

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Dear President Obama,

California has a wealth of public lands that are ripe for permanent protection. One of these, the Berryessa Snow Mountain region, is a hidden gem of northern California's wild Inner Coast Ranges and is one of the most biologically diverse yet least known regions of the Golden 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 for residents and visitors alike.

Public lands stretch nearly one hundred miles from the shores of Lake Berryessa in the south to the flanks of Snow Mountain in the north. The Berryessa Snow Mountain region — in the heart of California's global biodiversity hot spot — is rich in unique plants, some of which are found nowhere else on Earth. The region's thriving blue oak woodlands, red fir forests and creekside habitat set the scene for an annual explosion of wildflowers and provide habitat to a wide variety of wildlife, including nearly half of California's dragonfly species, butterflies, Pacific fisher, trout, Tule elk, deer, mountain lions, bears, osprey, and is home to California's second largest population of wintering bald eagles.

The Berryessa Snow Mountain area also provides countless opportunities to hike, horseback ride, hunt, camp, ride motorized vehicles in designated areas, fish, watch birds, enjoy water sports and more. Permanent protection for the Berryessa Snow Mountain region isn't just good for the environment and wildlife; it's also good for the economy. The outdoor recreation industry supports more than 400,000 California jobs and generates $46 billion of economic activity in the Golden State every year. Protecting our special places encourages tourism, supports local businesses and creates desirable places to live and work.

California's Berryessa Snow Mountain region is a national treasure worthy of permanent protection for continued enjoyment today as well as for future generations. Establishment of a national monument will improve coordination between federal agencies, safeguard important areas for climate change adaptation, protect our clean water and provide additional federal funding opportunities for conservation management, invasive species eradication and recreational enhancement.

I strongly urge you to permanently protect this region by proclaiming Berryessa Snow Mountain as California's next national monument.

Sincerely,

Petition Signatures


Nov 22, 2014 Frances Hinkson
Nov 22, 2014 Lauren Fonto
Nov 22, 2014 Olivia Petty
Nov 22, 2014 Laurie Price You are in the position to make the Berryessa Snow Mountain region permanently protected. Please do so. The sooner, the better.
Nov 22, 2014 Florencia Ferrero Motta
Nov 22, 2014 Patricia Simpson
Nov 21, 2014 Maribel Ortega
Nov 21, 2014 sandy kraemer
Nov 21, 2014 Tara Leigh California's Berryessa Snow Mountain region is a national treasure worthy of permanent protection for continued enjoyment today as well as for future generations. Including future generations of our magnificent, wild creatures.
Nov 21, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 21, 2014 Karen Lozow
Nov 21, 2014 Yvonne Allen
Nov 21, 2014 Theresa Zöller
Nov 21, 2014 Agnès LEGRAND
Nov 21, 2014 Hannah Rockey
Nov 21, 2014 Mary Mendez Unless we continue to stand up for our wildlife, there will be none left for anyone to enjoy. Humans continue to abuse our resources, and this must be stopped!!!
Nov 21, 2014 Marisela Vega
Nov 21, 2014 Beth Laurer
Nov 21, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 21, 2014 Emilie Schaumburg
Nov 21, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 21, 2014 Melanie-Claire Mallison
Nov 21, 2014 Diane Williford This beautiful area and its wildlife are irreplaceable.
Nov 21, 2014 Elizabeth O'Connor
Nov 21, 2014 Loren Daisley
Nov 21, 2014 whitney ingram
Nov 21, 2014 Teri Pilkey
Nov 20, 2014 Dawn-Renea Nichols think of the impact to the 7th generation
Nov 20, 2014 Elaine Swenson
Nov 20, 2014 Leslie Sebo
Nov 20, 2014 sarah wabason
Nov 20, 2014 Lara Godwin
Nov 20, 2014 Yoeliz Santana
Nov 20, 2014 Brandon amodeo I can't believe people actually do this shit, why the hell can't we be good to our earth and respect our wildlife!
Nov 20, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 20, 2014 Susan Grubnick
Nov 20, 2014 tracey douglas
Nov 20, 2014 Oliya Melnichuk
Nov 20, 2014 (Name not displayed) Save our remaining wilderness and native species. Please think of the longterm ecosystem
Nov 20, 2014 Maribeth Miles
Nov 20, 2014 Karen Skyles
Nov 20, 2014 Kristine Graham
Nov 20, 2014 Cassidy Sawdon
Nov 20, 2014 Pamela Snider
Nov 20, 2014 (Name not displayed) Uk
Nov 20, 2014 Wade Brady-Thatcher
Nov 20, 2014 Donna Wilkes
Nov 20, 2014 Andrew Serrin
Nov 20, 2014 Monique van Galen last
Nov 20, 2014 tess von ruhren

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