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|Rep. Farr Bill to Upgrade Pinnacles to Park Status|
Washington, DC – Congressman Sam Farr (D-Carmel) today introduced H.R.3641, the Pinnacles National Park Act—legislation to upgrade the Pinnacles National Monument in San Benito County to ‘National Park’ status. The status upgrade of the area would recognize and preserve its diverse ecosystems, geology, and cultural history, and would place it under the National Park System. The bill was previously introduced in the 111th Congress as H.R.3444.
National Monuments, smaller than National Parks, are centered around a specific resource and lack diversity. The Pinnacles region, at 14,500 acres, is home to 32 floral and fauna species that hold special federal or state status, is the only remaining home of the California Condor and encompasses a unique blend of
The legislation also allows the U.S. Interior Secretary to acquire land within the boundaries of the park as deemed necessary.
The Pinnacles National Park Act was introduced consecutively with Congressman Jeff Denham’s (R-CA) legislation to acquire 18 acres of land in
The introduction of the two