As a steward of our region’s lands, I often recall the words of scholar Joseph Campbell: “Your sacred space is where you can find yourself over and over again.”
For me, this cherished place lies in the most wild parts of the Central Coast. I find myself — and their extraordinary value — every day I set foot on our public lands.
Our world is getting more and more populated, so it’s increasingly important to have preserved, wild places where we can escape and nurture our physical and spiritual well-being. That’s why I support federal legislation to conserve special public lands and rivers on the Central Coast and secure this region’s first wilderness protection in 20 years.