Congressman Salud Carbajal and Sen. Kamala Harris have introduced legislation that would protect land on the Central Coast — and establish a 400-mile-long Condor National Recreation Trail stretching from Los Angeles to Monterey counties, according to a release from Carbajal’s office.
The bill, dubbed the Central Coast Heritage Protection Act, would designate about 250,000 acres of public land as wilderness in the Los Padres National Forest and Carrizo Plain National Monument, the release said. The bill would add four new wilderness areas in the Carrizo Plain National Monument and expand nine existing wilderness areas in Los Padres National Forest, according to the release.
The wilderness designation means that no roads, vehicles or permanent structures are allowed on the land, and it also prohibits logging and mining.
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