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California Senators Seek to Expand State Parkland

January 27, 2011, 2:15 pm
California's two Democratic senators are renewing plans to add millions of acres of park, wilderness, marine sanctuaries and other conservation lands in the state, including a major expansion of the desert parks, billing the effort in part as a way to boost the tourism economy. Sen. Barbara Boxer introduced legislation, ...

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Pinnacles National Monument: First condor egg in 100 years

March 11, 2010, 7:40 am
A pair of California condors have nested in a California national park for the first time in more than 100 years, park officials said Wednesday. Pinnacles National Park Superintendent Eric Brunneman said the Ventana Wildlife Society released the female condor at Pinnacles, in Paicines, approximately 18 months ago, and the ...

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Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns backs plan to make Pinnacles a national park

November 18, 2009, 8:15 am
Congressman Sam Farr received an assist Tuesday from documentary maker Ken Burns in pitching national park status for the Pinnacles National Monument. Farr read from a letter from Burns supporting the elevated stature for the 26,000-acre Pinnacles during a hearing before the House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands. Farr, D-Carmel, ...

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Pinnacles as a U.S. National Park?

October 21, 2009, 6:58 am
As much as I love the rugged splendor of the Pinnacles National Monument, I had some qualms when I first heard that South Valley Congressman Sam Farr wants to reclassify the wilderness area as a "national park." But after pondering Farr's idea, I believe his name change notion might be just what America ...

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