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Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Title(s) as Introduced

Northwest California Wilderness, Recreation, and Working Forests Act

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To provide for restoration, economic development, recreation, and conservation on Federal lands in Northern California, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
02/05/2021Introduced in House

All Actions (3)

Date All Actions
02/18/2021Referred to the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands.
Action By: Committee on Natural Resources
02/05/2021Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.
Action By: House of Representatives
02/05/2021Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (3)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Chu, Judy [D-CA-27]* 02/05/2021
Rep. Carbajal, Salud O. [D-CA-24]* 02/05/2021
Rep. Napolitano, Grace F. [D-CA-32] 04/30/2021

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Natural Resources02/05/2021 Referred to
House Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands02/18/2021 Referred to

As of 06/23/2021 no related bill information has been received for H.R.878 - Northwest California Wilderness, Recreation, and Working Forests Act


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Introduced in House (02/05/2021)

Protecting Unique and Beautiful Landscapes by Investing in California Lands Act or the PUBLIC Lands Act

This bill sets forth provisions concerning the restoration, economic development, and conservation of, and recreational access to, certain public lands in California.

The bill establishes

  • the South Fork Trinity-Mad River Restoration Area,
  • the California Public Lands Remediation Partnership,
  • the Trinity Lake and Del Norte County visitor centers,
  • the Horse Mountain Special Management Area,
  • the Elk Camp Ridge Recreation Trail,
  • the Sanhedrin Special Conservation Management Area, and
  • the Condor National Scenic Trail.

The bill designates

  • specified federal lands as components of the National Wilderness Preservation System,
  • the North Fork Wilderness as the North Fork Eel River Wilderness,
  • specified federal lands as potential wilderness areas, and
  • specified segments of certain rivers and creeks and of a specified river estuary as components of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System.

Also, the bill

  • authorizes the utilization of certain forest residues for research and development of biobased products that result in net carbon sequestration,
  • authorizes initiatives to restore degraded redwood forest ecosystems in the Redwood National Forest and state parks,
  • requires specified recreational studies and partnerships, and
  • expands the boundaries of the Elkhorn Ridge Wilderness.