On this day in 2006, Congress passed the Northern California Coastal Wild Heritage Wilderness Act which designated 42,585 acres of the King Range National Conservation Area as wilderness.
The 60,000-acre King Range NCA encompasses 35 miles of remote coastline known as California’s Lost Coast. The mountains are a mix of Douglas-fir forest, chaparral, and grassland, providing habitat for blacktailed deer, elk, black bear and nearly 300 species of native and migratory birds.
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Photos by Bob Wick, Wilderness Specialist for the BLM’s National Conservation Lands