Carbajal Public Land Protection Bill Passes House
Today, Rep. Salud Carbajal’s Central Coast Heritage Protection Act (H.R. 2199) passed the U.S. House as part of the Protecting America’s Wilderness Act, a bill package aimed at preserving public lands. On Friday, February 14, Carbajal will host a press conference with local leaders and advocates to celebrate the bill’s passage.
“Our district is the most beautiful in the nation—we must do all we can to preserve the ecosystems that make our Central Coast so special,” said Rep. Salud Carbajal. “I am thrilled that my Central Coast Heritage Protection Act passed in the House, and I will continue working to elevate public lands and public safety along our Central Coast. For the sake of our environment, economy, recreation and future generations, I urge the Senate to act quickly on this bill.”
Carbajal’s Central Coast Heritage Protection Act seeks to designate nearly 250,000 acres of land within Los Padres National Forest and Carrizo Plain National Monument as protected wilderness areas. The bill also creates a 400-mile long Condor National Recreation trail that will stretch from Los Angeles to Monterey County. The bill is now headed to the Senate.
Rep. Salud Carbajal represents California’s 24th Congressional District that includes San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and part of Ventura counties.