In mid-September our board president, Michael Kauffmann, had the opportunity to assist in guiding an EcoFlight across the North Coast and Klamath Mountains. He was invited by the California Wilderness Coalition to point out landmarks and important areas to Congressman Huffman’s staff and local media outlets as they relate to the Northwest California Wilderness, Recreation, and Working Forests Act. The bill will designate the Bigfoot Trail as a National Recreation Trail! The following is a photo tour from the flight that highlights parts of the bill. If so inspired, please follow the links at the end to get involved!
From the Northwest California Wilderness, Recreation, and Working Forests Act Website:
Northwest California is one of the most beautiful and special places on Earth and visitors from around the world come to fish mountain streams, run river rapids, hike backcountry trails, and find solitude in primeval redwood groves – all of which drives consumer spending in local communities and enhances the region’s outdoor recreation economy. These mountains and rivers are also among the most biologically diverse areas on the planet, home to thousands of different plants and animals.
Congressman Huffman’s Northwest California Wilderness, Recreation, and Working Forests Act would safeguard and restore important public lands, rivers and streams in Mendocino, Humboldt, Trinity and Del Norte counties. This legislation would protect our wild lands and rivers and expand recreational opportunities while restoring watersheds and managing for fire.
THE GOAL is to work with Congressman Huffman to:
- Restore and Revitalize Forests and Watersheds
- Permanently Conserve Ecologically-Significant Areas
- Expand Recreation Opportunities and
- Enhance Local Economies