Desert Protection Bill 2015


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.

To explore all the new protection proposals, we invite you to visit our awesome new desert coalition website, and especially the Project Gallery displaying the places and rivers we hope to preserve.

Click here to see a map of the proposed protections.

go here to write Senator Feinstein a thank you letter