pictured: Carrizo Plain National Monument

Gov. Brown signs S.B. 50,
The Public Lands Protection Act, into law.

Take Action

S.B. 50 sends a powerful message that Californians value their public lands and will resist attempts to take them out of public hands and hand them over to extractive industries.

If you were one of the people who wrote to or called Gov. Brown or otherwise supported our efforts to pass S.B. 50, thank you — your efforts were successful.

Please take a moment now to thank him for acting to defend California's public lands and wild places.


  • Here is the state legislature's web page on the bill.
  • S.B. 50 is part of a legislative package called "Preserve California." Read about it here
  • If you're interested in a detailed legal discussion of S.B. 50 click here.
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For the forests,

Paul Hughes
Executive Director
Forests Forever

Your contribution today will help California's forests thrive!

Forests Forever:
Their Ecology, Restoration, and Protection
John J. Berger

from Forests Forever Foundation
and the Center for American Places