Last week, 19 House Members including Representatives Salud Carbajal (D-Santa Barbara), John Garamendi (D-Walnut Grove), and Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel), sent a letter to Senate leadership calling on them to pass the Protecting America’s Wilderness and Public Lands Act (HR 803). The bill, which already passed the House in February, would protect public lands in California while also establishing restoration lands to protect Northern California communities from wildfire, among other innovative efforts.