Alabama Hills Stewardship Group, Inc. – Press Release
Contact: Kevin Mazzu, Vice-President / AHSG, Inc. (760) 784-5494
“New and Improved” Alabama Hills Bill Introduced By Congressman Paul Cook
Lone Pine, CA (January 27, 2015) – During a Thursday, January 22nd US House of Representatives session, Congressman Paul Cook re-introduced legislation, he has personally sponsored, to designate the Alabama Hills a National Scenic Area.
This ‘new and improved” bill (HR 496) is the result of feedback received from the Alabama Hills Stewardship Group, Inyo County Board of Supervisors, The Wilderness Society, Conservation Lands Foundation, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and Southern California Edison; on the original bill introduced in September of last year . “All the recent stakeholder input has helped improve and strengthen both the legislative language as well as our coalition of support” stated Kevin Mazzu, Vice-President of the Alabama Hills Stewardship Group (AHSG). “The heavy lifting has been done; with these final enhancements - based on stakeholder feedback - helping the legislation reach the perfect balance between conservation and access”.
Matt Kingsley, 5th District - Inyo County Supervisor said that he is “excited to see the cooperation and hard work of local stakeholders coming to fruition”
The legislation states: “The purpose of the National Scenic Area is to conserve, protect, and enhance for the benefit, use, and enjoyment of present and futures generations the nationally significant scenic, cultural, geological, educational, biological, historical, recreational, cinematographic, and scientific resources”…With current recreational activities in the Alabama Hills allowed to continue: “including hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, sightseeing, horseback riding, hunting, fishing, and appropriate authorized motorized vehicle use”.
Alabama Hills Deserve Lasting Protection
The Wilderness Society statement on Rep. Paul Cook’s bill to preserve this desert treasure
Sally Miller, Senior Regional Conservation Representative, 415-518-7679, firstname.lastname@example.org
Matt Keller, National Monuments Campaign Director, 970-946-0906, email@example.com
Lone Pine, CA (January 22, 2015) The following statement is from Sally Miller, senior regional conservation representative with The Wilderness Society, regarding Representative Paul Cook’s introduction of legislation to create the Alabama Hills National Scenic Area and include it in the Bureau of Land Management’s system of National Conservation Lands:
“The Wilderness Society commends the efforts of Congressman Paul Cook and the Alabama Hills Stewardship Group to protect the scenic wonderland of rock formations that comprise the Alabama Hills. With the tallest peak in the lower 48 states, Mt. Whitney, as a backdrop, the Hills provide unique and diverse opportunities for many forms of recreation and are a photographer’s paradise. We look forward to continuing to work with Representative Cook on the details of this important legislation.
Representative Cook’s Effort to Protect Alabama Hills Applauded by Conservation Lands Foundation
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (January 22, 2015) – The Conservation Lands Foundation praised U.S. Representative Paul Cook’s introduction of a bill to permanently protect the Alabama Hills, located at the doorstep of the Eastern Sierra, and add this unique area to our National Conservation Lands.
“We are appreciative of Congressman Cook’s efforts to balance the competing demands of different stakeholders who cherish and use the Alabama Hills in crafting his legislation,” said Sam Goldman, California State Director with the Conservation Lands Foundation. “We look forward to continuing to work with Congressman Cook and local stakeholders to ensure that the Alabama Hills receive the protection and recognition they deserve.”
Alabama Hills Volunteer Work Day
Join the Alabama Hills Stewardship Group, and the BLM for a morning of volunteer work in the Alabama Hills.
WHAT VOLUNTEERS WILL DO: We will be performing trail maintenance and vegetation restoration on and near the Mobius Arch Loop Trail
WHEN: Saturday, January 17, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: The Alabama Hills, Lone Pine, CA
HOW TO VOLUNTEER: Meet at the corner of Whitney Portal and Movie Roads.
Dress for outdoor work - comfortable sturdy shoes, gloves, hat, sunscreen, water.
BLM will provide tools, trash bags, and drinks.
ANY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS OR NOTES: None, all ages welcome
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Dave Kirk Alabama Hills Steward, firstname.lastname@example.org
BLM to Host Alabama Hills Interpretive Hikes
Release Date: 1/12/15
BLM to Host Alabama Hills Interpretive Hikes on January 17 & 19, 2015
IN THE ALABAMA HILLS
Hosted By The Alabama Hills Stewardship Group and the BLM
Join us for a fun and rewarding day on your public lands
WHEN: Saturday, October 4th, 9am - 12noon
For Immediate Release: September 17, 2014 014 CA-CC-XXXX
Media Contact - Dave Christy (916) 941-3199
Public Invited to Celebrate National Public Lands Day
October 4, Alabama Hills Cleanup
Bishop, CA - The Bishop Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) invites you to celebrate National Public Lands Day. Join your friends on October 4th in the Alabama Hills to volunteer for community-based conservation projects in the eastern Sierra. Or mark the day by visiting public land near you to enjoy your favorite outdoor activity.
Rep. Paul Cook Introduces Bill to Create
Alabama Hills National Scenic Area
WASHINGTON – Last night (Sept 18, 2014), Rep. Paul Cook (R – Apple Valley) introduced H.R. 5573, legislation that would establish the Alabama Hills National Scenic Area (AHNSA). This designation would encompass 18,610 acres of the scenic Alabama Hills and would preserve it for recreational use by the public and future generations. A Bureau of Land Management (BLM) map of the proposed Alabama Hills National Scenic Area can be found here. (Also see below.)
Subject: Your Business is Listed on the National Geographic-Sierra Nevada Geotourism Website
Dear Alabama Hills Stewardship Partnership,
Congratulations! You are featured on the Sierra Nevada Geotourism Web site, www.SierraNevadaGeotourism.org - identified as one of 1,500 favorite places recommended by residents of the Sierra Nevada. Developed by the Sierra Business Council and Sierra Nevada Conservancy in partnership with National Geographic,