A California Coastal National Monument

Three hours north of San Francisco along the Mendocino County coastline lies one of California's most beautiful and ecologically significant landscapes. The Stornetta Public Lands and historic Point Arena together form a natural showcase of rugged cliffs, rumpled dunes, and rolling meadows. 

The area is home to several endangered species, intact native plant communities, and unique geological features—all of which make it an ideal place for hiking, photography, bird-watching, and fishing. Now a diverse coalition of business owners, local elected officials, and community members support efforts by California's congressional delegation to protect this piece of the coastline for future generations to enjoy. 

This year, U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer and Representative Jared Huffman of California introduced legislation to add more than 1,000 acres of the Point Arena-Stornetta Public Lands to the California Coastal National Monument. Fellow Californians Senator Dianne Feinstein and Representative Mike Thompson joined them in asking President Barack Obama to  preserve the area under the Antiquities Act.

The Pew Charitable Trusts supports this local effort to protect Point Arena-Stornetta Public Lands as a national monument.


Composite image of modern city network communication concept

Learn the Basics of Broadband from Our Limited Series

Sign up for our four-week email course on Broadband Basics

Quick View

How does broadband internet reach our homes, phones, and tablets? What kind of infrastructure connects us all together? What are the major barriers to broadband access for American communities?

Pills illustration
Pills illustration

What Is Antibiotic Resistance—and How Can We Fight It?

Sign up for our four-week email series The Race Against Resistance.

Quick View

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria, also known as “superbugs,” are a major threat to modern medicine. But how does resistance work, and what can we do to slow the spread? Read personal stories, expert accounts, and more for the answers to those questions in our four-week email series: Slowing Superbugs.