THE BERRYESSA SNOW MOUNTAIN NATIONAL MONUMENT EXPANSION ACT, H.R. 6366
On January 11, 2022, Congressmen John Garamendi and Mike Thompson introduced The Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument Expansion Act, H.R. 6366. This legislation would expand Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument by nearly 4,000 acres to include the Lake County portion of Walker Ridge, known as Condor Ridge or Molok Luyuk in Patwin. The bill would also ensure that federally recognized tribes can co-manage the land with the federal agencies, rename the Ridge to Condor Ridge (Molok Luyuk) and require a landscape scale management plan.
This ridgeline and the surrounding area has cultural significance to Native Americans, is home to Bald Eagles, Golden Eagles, and Tule Elk. The unusual serpentine soil along the ridge provides a home for rare plant species including the adobe lily (Fritillaria pluriflora) and scythleaf onion (Allium falcifolium). The Act will protect these special areas, secure recreation opportunities in the area while boosting local economies and honor its cultural significance.
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More information on Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument Expansion Act (pdf):
BERRYESSA SNOW MOUNTAIN NATIONAL MONUMENT MANAGER'S REPORTS
BSM NM MENDOCINO NATIONAL FOREST MANAGEMENT BASELINE 2019
The Mendocino National Forest has published the 2019 Management Baseline. The document can be accessed here.
RADIO INTERVIEW ON THE NATIONAL MONUMENT:
CLICK HERE to listen in as Bob Schneider defends our national monuments on Capitol Public Radio on their Insight With Beth Ruyak program on August 2, 2017.
SELECTED LINKS AND OTHER INFORMATION:
See the links below for the most current updates and information on the status of our beloved national monument, along with background information on the Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument region.
CLICK ON THE LINKS BELOW TO DOWNLOAD PDFs:
- Berryessa Snow Mountain Designation Support Book (large download, 383 pages), August 2017
- Tuleyome's Response to Trump's Executive Order
- California Legislators Sign a Letter of Support for National Monuments.
- Governor Jerry Brown's Letter in Support of National Monuments
- Comments to Secretary Zinke on the BSM National Monument from Tuleyome.
- Conservation Science Partners Report on 22 National Monuments Under Review
- 200+ Comments from the Online Postcards of Support for the BSM National Monument.
- Support letter by Barrick Gold of North America.
Background Information On the BSM National Monument:
- Proclamation of the Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument by President Obama, 2015
- Berryessa Snow Mountain, Klamath-Siskiyou Bioregion, and Wildlife Connectivity
- One Page Summary of the City of Winters Economic Report on the BSM National Monument
- Full Economic Report by the City of Winters.
- Earth Magazine article on the geology of the BSM National Monument region by Eldridge and Judith Moores.
- Ecology Conservation Biology Climate Change and the BSM region by Chad Roberts.
- Scientists Sign-On Letter of Support of the BSM National Monument.
- Susan Harrison's Comments on the BSM National Monument region provided at the town hall meeting in 2014.
- Conservation Planning Background for BSM Region, 2009
Prehistory Information About the Region:
Note: The following documents represent the author’s views and are not necessarily indicative of Tuleyome’s judgements about anthropological truth in the Berryessa Snow Mountain region.
- Prehistory of the BSM National Monument by John Parker.
- The Ghost Dance of 1870 in South-Central California
- Bringing the Hill Patwin into the North Coast Ranges Cultural Region
- Early California Laws and Policies Related to California Indians
MORE INFORMATION ON YOUR NATIONAL MONUMENT:
Berryessa Snow Mountain is now a National Monument thanks to your hard work! Find out what is going on within the monument and with the Resource Management Plan.