Berryessa Snow Mountain

Exploring the Undiscovered Landscape

A Scenic Wonderland

The Berryessa Snow Mountain a national treasure worth protecting

The Berryessa Snow Mountain region of northern California is one of the most biologically diverse, yet least known regions of the state. Located less than one hundred miles from the Sacramento and Bay Area metropolitan regions, the area is a dazzling outdoor wonderland rich in unique natural features and loaded with recreational opportunities. Visitors can find California’s second-largest population of wintering bald eagles, float the thrilling rapids of wild and scenic Cache Creek, witness herds of wild Tule elk, and catch a glimpse of black bears. Opportunities for hiking, camping, botany, birding, hunting, and horseback riding abound. The area stretches over 100 miles from blue oak woodlands near Putah Creek in the south to the sub-alpine habitat of Snow Mountain Wilderness to the north.

The Berryessa Snow Mountain region is an intact ecological treasure that requires one management plan, rather than fragmented efforts from multiple agency jurisdictions.

We are currently working to permanently protect about 350,000 acres of Federal public lands in the Berryessa Snow Mountain region in Lake, Napa, Mendocino, Solano and Yolo counties.

"What really needs protection is the lowlands, which is where extraordinary numbers of species face intense pressure.The Berryessa Snow Mountain region is exactly the kind of place that needs protection."

- Dr. Glen Holstein, California Native Plant Society, Sacramento

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The White House has announced the designation of the Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument in Northern California in response to support from the local community, and requests from the State of California (California Natural Resources Agency) and the California State Legislature.

TThe 100 mile long Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument protects our land, water, wildlife, local economies, and a multitude of outdoor recreation for us and our children.

Media Resources

  • Quotes from Community Leaders
  • High Resolution Photos of the BSM National Monument
  • Hi-Res B-Roll for download (Pass: BerryessaBroll)

BSM National
Monument Fact Sheets

  • General Fact Sheet 2015
  • BSM NM Questions and Answers
  • Final Map Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument
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Press Contacts

  • Sara Husby, Tuleyome,
    Executive Director
  • Bob Schneider, Tuleyome,
    Senior Policy Director,
  • Cecilia Aguiar-Currey,
    Mayor of Winters
  • John Pickerel
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Science & Research

  • The Scientific Story and
    Conservation Values of the BSM
  • The Geology of the BSM
    National Monument
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Coalition Partners

coalition of regional, state, and national partners is working to permanently protect the conservation values and recreational opportunities of the Berryessa Snow Mountain region. The coalition includes:

Contact Us

Tel: (530) 350-2599

607 North Street ,Woodland,
California, U.S.A. 95695

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