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Goal: 50,000 Progress: 30,773
Sponsored by: Defenders of Wildlife

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.


Petition Signatures

Jan 31, 2015 Michael Standerfer
Jan 31, 2015 William Hogan I am so sorry that Mary does not seem to share the same compassion for human beings as she does for animals. I believe there is room enough for all of us!
Jan 31, 2015 Eleanor Tait
Jan 31, 2015 maryann waddell At what point are we NOT going to protect our wildlife. Yet you all that also want protected wildlife to exist SUPPORT Obama MASSIVE influx of illegals This forces man to invade these protective areas for space.PERIOD! I am AGAINST ILLEGALS!
Jan 31, 2015 pat deldin I know you care about the environment. Please do this.
Jan 31, 2015 leanne mumford
Jan 31, 2015 Elisabetta Muntoni
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Jan 31, 2015 Nan Brunskill
Jan 31, 2015 Igor Kozlov
Jan 31, 2015 Cynthia Hughes
Jan 31, 2015 Christine Campbell
Jan 30, 2015 Laurie Fisher
Jan 30, 2015 Crystal Jameson
Jan 30, 2015 Jacqueline Fitch
Jan 30, 2015 ivonne leon
Jan 30, 2015 Julia Foreman
Jan 30, 2015 sherri damiani
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Jan 30, 2015 Clare Stoddern
Jan 30, 2015 marlene rodriguez No cruelty
Jan 30, 2015 Cathy Aronson We have to stop the eradication of biologically diverse areas with roads and developments that could cause the extinction of wildlife all in the name of "Progress".
Jan 30, 2015 Greta Hunter Thank you for acting in the best interest of all the wildlife and natural areas that are depending on you.
Jan 30, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 30, 2015 Victoria Banaszak
Jan 30, 2015 Chris Page
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Jan 30, 2015 Robin Imburgia
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Jan 30, 2015 reonita heller
Jan 30, 2015 Penny Zahler
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Jan 30, 2015 Monika Sylvester
Jan 29, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 29, 2015 (Name not displayed) Please protect this place from human encroachment!
Jan 29, 2015 Leslie Scott
Jan 29, 2015 Gianfranco Frelli
Jan 28, 2015 Nicholas Palmos
Jan 28, 2015 Raija Nefoussi
Jan 28, 2015 karen howard
Jan 28, 2015 Renee Dargento
Jan 28, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 28, 2015 Jamee Warfle
Jan 28, 2015 (Name not displayed) Please protect this area. Thank you for supporting us and the wonderful things this land offers.
Jan 28, 2015 James Mulconry
Jan 28, 2015 Carol Guffey Please protect the Berryessa Snow Mountain region and the wildlife, environment, and local businesses that rely on it to survive! Thank you!
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