From mountain heights to rugged ocean coastlines, within deep river canyons and across vast deserts, and featuring remote and wild as well as surprisingly accessible areas, the Bureau of Land Management’s National Landscape Conservation System (National Conservation Lands) recognizes and protects some of the West’s most spectacular natural areas.
These areas are part of an active, vibrant landscape where people live, work and play. They offer exceptional opportunities for recreation, solitude, wildlife viewing, exploring history, scientific research, and a wide range of traditional uses.
President Obama signs proclamation declaring the Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument in Northern California.
Public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management and Forest Service in the new National Monument are some of the most scenic and biologically diverse landscapes in northern California. They range from rolling, oak-studded hillsides to steep creek canyons and ridgelines with expansive views.
Surrounding the farms, ranches and orchards in a region stretching from Napa County to the mountains of the Mendocino National Forest north of Clear Lake, these lands provide valuable wildlife habitat, lands critical for scientific study and recreational opportunities for residents of the region and beyond.
Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument provides valuable wildlife habitat, lands for scientific study, and recreational opportunities.