With coverage of state, federal, and local races, and propositions on the ballot for California’s November 2nd general election. For Treehuggers International, Prop. 21 remains the most important measure on the ballot. Tommy Hough has spoken at length on the air, at gatherings, and in conjunction with conservation partners about the need to preserve California’s laudable state park system, which preserves some of the Golden State’s finest landscapes and historic environments for its citizens, offering an affordable retreat for exercise, reflection, and recreation.
If passed, the California Desert Protection Act will protect over one million acres of the Mojave Desert’s last wild, scenic areas, with the creation of two new National Monuments: the Mojave Trails National Monument on former railroad lands adjoining historic U.S. Rt. 66, and the Sand to Snow National Monument, which would include areas from the desert floor of the Coachella Valley to the high country of the San Bernardino Mountains, along with several new wilderness areas providing greater species connectivity across the region.