Protect Molok Luyuk, Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation
Fly conservation leaders working to protect Molok Luyuk, sacred land of critical ecological importance. Advance the efforts to expand Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument to include Condor Ridge, aka Molok Luyuk.
Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument, designated by the Obama Administration in 2015, stretches from Napa County in the south to Mendocino County in the north, and boasts 330,780 acres of spectacular public lands and wildlife habitat
managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).
Tribal and community leaders as well as Representative John Garamendi and Senator Alex Padilla have all called upon President Biden to use the Antiquities Act to expand Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument. The proposed expansion area - Molok Luyuk - is located on the eastern edge of the existing monument. These BLM managed lands include oak woodlands, rocky outcroppings, meadows of wildflowers, forests of pine, and the world’s largest stand of McNab cypress.
Protecting Molok Luyuk would safeguard public lands that are sacred to the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation and are critically important to protect in the face of a changing climate. It will also help the State of California and the Biden Administration reach their shared goal of protecting 30% of public lands and waters by 2030.
Given the urgent need to preserve these lands, Congressional, Tribal and community leaders are supporting all approaches, including the President’s use of the Antiquities Act, to protect Molok Luyuk.