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Nearly 120,000 acres total will be added to be added across the two monuments — one in the northern part of the state and the other in the southern.

CALIFORNIA, USA — President Joe Biden signed a proclamation Thursday to expand two California national monuments in an effort to “honor areas of cultural significance to Tribal Nations and Indigenous peoples and expand access to nature” — including one right in Sacramento’s backyard. 

The Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument spans across Napa, Yolo, Solano, Lake, Colusa, Glenn and Mendocino counties and will now expand another 13,696 acres of public lands, according to a White House press release.

The extra land is also intended to further protect threatened and endangered fish and wildlife. It is home to outdoor recreational facilities and is used for scientific research.

“These expansions will increase access to nature, boost our outdoor economy, and honor areas of significance to Tribal Nations and Indigenous peoples …

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