Efforts to Establish Inner Coast Wilderness Range Advance

The state Senate voted 24-12 Thursday to approve legislation to protect and preserve the geological, historic and cultural attributes of Yolo and 12 other counties along the Northern Inner Coast Range.

Senate Bill 1396 would establish the Inner Coast Range Program within the Wildlife Conservation Board, the state agency that administers a capital outlay program for wildlife conservation and related public recreation.

The bill, which is also coauthored by Senator Mike McGuire and Assembly Member Marc Levine, will be heard next by the Assembly, where it faces no serious opposition.

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