On March 1, Ryan Zinke was approved as Secretary of the Interior and now has oversight of 20% of the nation's land, including our national parks. We must make sure that Congress understands the overwhelming support that Americans have for their public lands and that the Secretary of Interior is held accountable for their management and protection.
National parks are extremely important to the conservation landscape of California. Our state has 28 national parks and 145 National Historic Landmarks, attracting over 38 million visitors each year. California's state parks have a strong connection to the National Park System. One example of this connection is the agencies' joint management of Redwood National and State Parks located in Del Norte and Humboldt counties, where the National Park Service and California Department of Parks and Recreation work together to manage and protect these irreplaceable natural resources that include ancient redwood trees.
Please sign our petition today and join CSPF and fellow Californians in urging your Congressional representative to hold the Secretary of the Interior accountable for protecting and preserving public land!