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President Biden expands Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument

May 2—U.S. President Joe Biden on Thursday introduced the growth of Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument, which covers components of Colusa County, and the renaming of a ridgeline in an effort to preserve and restore nationwide lands.

As a part of Biden’s “America the Beautiful Initiative,” motion taken Thursday was a 13,696-acre growth of the Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument in Northern California’s Inner Coast Range. This consists of the safety of an 11-mile-long “north-south ridgeline that is sacred to the Patwin people and hosts a mosaic of rare natural features supported by the area’s unique geologic and hydrologic features,” officers mentioned.

The presidential proclamation additionally features a everlasting renaming of the ridgeline, which was beforehand referred to as “Walker Ridge,” to “Molok Luyuk,” which in response to federal officers means “Condor Ridge” within the language of the Patwin folks.

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