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Point Arena parcel added to California Coastal National Monument
Point Arena parcel added to California Coastal National Monument

President Obama expanded the California Coastal National Monument on Tuesday by adding the Point Arena-Stornetta Public Lands on the Mendocino County coast, a region of dramatic and wind-swept bluffs and dunes. Obama acted unilaterally after legislation expanding the monument stalled in Congress. The presidential order will add 1,665 acres of federal land north of the town of Point Arena to the monument, which was established in 2000 to protect marine habitat and the thousands of islands and reefs that hug 1,110 miles of California coastline. This is the first onshore land to be included in the monument. The addition — under the jurisdiction of the federal Bureau of Land...

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