Mar 12, 2019 - Washington—President Trump today signed into law a package of public lands bills that included four bills authored by Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.): the California Desert Protection and Recreation Act, the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta National Heritage Area Act, the Santa Ana Wash Plan Land Exchange Act and the ...
Mar 12, 2019 - A years-long bipartisan effort to protect Southern California's desert has paid off ... President Donald Trump signed a national public lands package ... that includes legislation protecting 716,000 acres in Southern California.
Mar 13, 2019 - President Donald Trump signed the country's largest wilderness ... Protection Bill in Decade, Designates 375,000 New Acres of Protected Land .... protected wilderness across the Sierra Nevada and California desert regions.
Jan 9, 2019 - A bill that would protect 716000 acres of California desert has been ... bill passes Congress, it will need to be signed by President Trump to ...
The provision that drew the most support from GOP leaders, however, ensuring passage, was a measure to permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund. That law, passed in 1964, is America’s largest source of funding to not only expand national parks and wildlife refuges, but to provide grants to states and cities to create new local parks, baseball fields, community swimming pools, boat marinas and other outdoor amenities. In Trump’s budget plan Monday, he proposed cutting spending from the fund by 95 percent, a move that Congress is expected to reverse.
Southern California’s tallest peak, San Gorgonio Mountain, can be seen from some parts of Joshua Tree National Park, which will be enlarged by 4,518 acres under a new law signed March 12, 2019 by President Trump . (Staff Photo by Sarah Alvarado/ San Bernardino Sun)
The bill signed Thursday is a collection of more than 100 pieces of legislation written by a broad mix of Democrats and Republicans. It sets aside 621 miles of rivers for new protections, establishes new national monuments at Civil War sites in Kentucky and in Mississippi to honor civil rights leaders Medgar and Myrlie Evers, and provides Native Alaskan Vietnam veterans the ability to homestead federal land in Alaska. It also extends for seven years the “Every Kid in a Park” program, started in the Obama administration, which gives fourth grade students and their families free admission to all national parks.