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Bill introduced to link Sequoia-Kings Canyon and Yosemite NPs with new PA

A longtime dream of connecting Yosemite National Park with Kings Canyon National Park by way of newly protected parklands has crystallized into federal legislation. How far the proposal actually gets remains to be seen.

Rep. Jackie Speier, D-San Mateo, on Thursday introduced the Range of Light National Monument bill, calling for added protections for 1.4 million acres of mountains and forests managed by the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management and transferring the land’s oversight to the National Park Service.

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