“This widely-supported and bipartisan bill will ensure that one of our nation’s most exquisite treasures will be protected for future generations to enjoy,” said Congressman Thompson. “With the help of my colleagues in the Senate, Chairman Pombo and the dedicated individuals and businesses in
California Senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein introduced the legislation in the Senate.
Senator Barbara Boxer said, "We are inching closer and closer to protecting more than 275,000 acres of precious
“So much of our wildlands is vanishing, and it is vital that we preserve what remains,” Senator Feinstein said. “I am deeply proud to be part of this agreement with Senator Boxer, Chairman Pombo and Congressman Mike Thompson to protect as wilderness over 275,000 acres of California's northern coast including the King Range, one of California’s most striking and beautiful environmental jewels."