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California’s Top 10 Natural Treasures

Take Action: You can help support America’s Great Outdoors initiative!

1. Send an email to encourage immediate action to protect your local lands, waters or coastlines.

2. Use these talking points in your email: I support the America’s Great Outdoors initiative and commend President Obama and his Administration for recognizing that we need to protect our natural world to ensure our health and that of future generations. I hope the Administration will immediately implement the recommendations outlined in its Great Outdoors report. This initiative is important to the people of (insert name of your state) because:

  • It can help ensure clean water supplies, support jobs in tourism and recreation, save working farms and ranches, and preserve the special places where our community goes hunting, fishing or just to enjoy nature.
  • It is driven by communities and encourages local people to recommend the best ways to save their lands, waters and coastlines.
  • It is aimed at preserving whole natural places, including entire forests, mountain ranges, migratory corridors and rivers.

I urge the Administration to take action now on this initiative. Key first steps would be full funding of the Land and Water Conservation Fund, a permanent extension of conservation easement tax incentives, and support for other government programs that protect our local lands and waters (insert any that you favor). [Optional:] I also invite the Obama Administration to visit (city, state) to learn more about (insert your example of local innovative conservation).

  • Be sure to put your name and city/town of residence at the bottom of the email, so it is clear where you are a constituent.
  • Do you have a favorite national park or open space? Have you visited any on this list? Share your top natural treasures in a comment!

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    Beth Buczynski

    Beth is a freelance writer and editor living in the Rocky Mountain West. So far, Beth has lived in or near three major U.S. mountain ranges, and is passionate about protecting the important ecosystems they represent. Follow Beth on Twitter as @ecosphericblog or check out her blog.


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    9:37PM PDT on Jun 23, 2011


    8:19AM PDT on Jun 1, 2011

    my sister will be working in California for a few months and I'll be visiting her. Great ideas for my touristy travel plans - thanks

    4:47PM PDT on May 23, 2011

    Thanks for this beaut!

    5:32AM PDT on Apr 26, 2011

    I want to visit California. Now! :) Tnank you.

    11:09AM PDT on Apr 25, 2011

    lovely pictures ty

    12:25PM PDT on Apr 21, 2011

    beautiful pictures

    10:36PM PDT on Apr 20, 2011

    thanks for the beautiful article.

    4:34AM PDT on Apr 20, 2011


    11:55AM PDT on Apr 19, 2011

    Great Places to die for!!

    11:55AM PDT on Apr 19, 2011

    Fantastic Places to die for!!

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