Farr seeks National Park designation for Pinnacles
Friday, July 31, 2009
Rep. Sam Farr today introduced legislation that would establish Pinnacles National Park, upgrading the 14,500-acre region from a national monument.
“Upgrading Pinnacles to a National Park makes sense for historic, natural and economic reasons,” Farr says in a prepared statement. “This area is much more than rock formations. It’s a huge swatch of land with historical significance for the state, it provides an important refuge for the California condor and it has great potential for tourism revenue.”
The Pinnacles National Park Act, H.R. 3444, would also allow the Interior Secretary to acqure additional land within the boundaries of the park.