Senator Dianne Feinstein introduced the California Desert Conservation and Recreation Act of 2015. It is her intent that Congress will enact this legislation this year.
Senator Feinstein’s new bill will:
- designate 400,000 acres as wilderness. Passage of the new desert protection bill means these lands can never be developed, mined, or otherwise disturbed.
- designate 77 miles of stream as wild and scenic rivers.
- designate 940,000 acres as National Monuments in order to protect scenic, historic, archaeological, geologic and other scientific and educational values.
Click here to see a map of the proposed protections.