Congressman Huffman’s Northwest California Wilderness, Recreation and Working Forests Act

Canyon Creek Lakes, in Trinity Alps. Canyon Creek is a proposed Wild & Scenic River. Photo: Miguel Vieira, Flickr CC.
Canyon Creek Lakes, in Trinity Alps. Canyon Creek is a proposed Wild & Scenic River. Photo: Miguel Vieira, Flickr CC.

The Northcoast Environmental Center’s own Larry Glass, Dan Sealy and Bob Morris have spent the past four years working with a collaborate group to draft language that will not only designate more than 300 miles of new wild and scenic rivers, consider creating a Bigfoot National Recreation Trail, build mountain biking routes in Del Norte County, create partnerships to cleanup public lands impacted by illegal activities, including illegal cannabis cultivation, but it will expand nine wilderness areas and establish 10 new areas. Congressman Huffman has held multiple public meetings to solicit feedback on the draft language.

This is one of the largest wilderness bills to ever be discussed for Northern California and at a time where the future of public lands is unknown, a strong move on Congressman Huffman’s part to model and promote our region’s public lands needs.

The NEC released the following press releases regarding this legislation:

The NEC SUPPORTS INTRODUCTION OF HUFFMAN/HARRIS BILL TO RESTORE AND PROTECT NORTHWEST CALIFORNIA PUBLIC LANDS AND RIVERS

Harris Introduced the Senate Bill ‘‘Northwest California Wilderness, Recreation, and Working Forests Act’

We’ll keep you posted on how you can get involved once this legislation has been introduced. For more information on this draft bill visit https://mountainsandrivers.org/