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Californias Temblor Range in Bloom

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Blue tansy and golden wildflowers blanket the Temblor Range in Carrizo Plain National Monument during a “super bloom” in 2017 when a long drought followed by a wet winter coaxed an abundance of wildflowers to blossom. Crowds flock to remote central California to see flower-covered hills so vibrant that they appear in satellite images. Communities and members of California’s congressional delegation have worked for more than a decade to protect more than 1 million acres of public space in the state, including the Carrizo Plain, to ensure a healthy ecosystem for visitors. For nearly three decades, Pew has supported land and river conservation throughout the American West that will safeguard the landscape for future generations.

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