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Project Title:
Save Condor (Walker) Ridge
California Wildlands and Smart Growth Rapid Response Fund, 2022
Environmental Education ; Environmental Justice ; Habitat / Wilderness / Preservation ; Land Management / Urban Sprawl / Open Space ; Climate Change and Energy ; Water Resources / Watershed Protection ; Economic Development
Sacramento Valley
Statewide ; Colusa County ; Glenn County ; Lake County ; Mendocino County ; Napa County ; Sacramento County ; San Francisco County ; Siskiyou County ; Solano County ; Sonoma County ; Yolo County
Project Description:

To design and implement a multilingual communications, education and outreach plan and conduct an Objects of Interest study to support a campaign to protect Condor Ridge (also known as Molok Luyuk or Walker Ridge). Molok Luyuk is one of the most important areas of rare serpentine plant habitat in the state, and hosts over 30 rare species. The area is threatened by fragmented management under both BLM and the Forest Service, which makes it vulnerable to recurring proposals for industrial-scale wind energy installations, rampant illegal OHV use, and neglect. The ultimate goal is to include Molok Luyuk as part of the Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument, establish tribal co-management, and ensure effective stewardship of the Monument through a comprehensive management plan. The current campaign will educate the public and decision makers about Molok Luyuk, engage them with the area, and build urgency for protecting it.