The Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks Thanks Secretary Haaland
for Visit to Molok Luyuk
Secretary Haaland recently visited Molok Luyuk in Northern California, a landscape of natural and cultural significance located along the eastern edge of Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument. Tribal, congressional and local community leaders have called on President Biden to use the Antiquities Act to expand Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument and permanently protect Molok Luyuk (Condor Ridge).
Celebrating Secretary Haaland’s visit to Molok Luyuk, Mike Murray, Chair of the Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks, issued the following statement:
“We thank Secretary Haaland for her visit to Molok Luyuk and support protecting this sacred landscape as part of the Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument.
The expansion of the national monument would safeguard existing public lands that are sacred to the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation. It would also help to ensure the protection of a critical wildlife corridor between the existing monument and other protected areas, help to preserve biodiversity, mitigate aspects of climate change, and provide increased outdoor recreational access and opportunities.
We urge President Biden and Secretary Haaland to help us reach our nation’s goal of protecting 30% of U.S. lands and waters by 20230 and expand Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument to protect Molok Luyuk.”