Release Date: December 13, 2023
Media Contact: Emily Thompson
Coalition Supports Public Meeting Advancing the Expansion of
Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument
The Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks issued a statement of support for the public meeting held on the expansion of Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument and the permanent protection of Molok Luyuk (Condor Ridge).
Mike Murray, Chair of the Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks, issued the following statement:
“We support the protection of Molok Luyuk and applaud the public meeting being held to hear from the community about efforts to expand Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument.
Including Molok Luyuk as part of Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument will safeguard existing public lands that are sacred to the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation and help to improve access to the outdoors for the region’s residents. Molok Luyuk also serves as a critical wildlife corridor between the existing monument and other protected areas. Protecting this important habitat will help preserve biodiversity and allow for continued wildlife migration in the face of a changing climate.
We join Tribal, congressional, and local community leaders in calling on President Biden to use the Antiquities Act to expand Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument and permanently protect Molok Luyuk.
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The Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks represents over 2,500 current, former, and retired employees and volunteers of the National Park Service, with over 45,000 collective years of stewardship of America’s most precious natural and cultural resources. Recognized as the Voices of Experience, the Coalition educates, speaks, and acts for the preservation and protection of the National Park System, and mission-related programs of the National Park Service. More information can be found at https://protectnps.org