Preserving California's Natural Resources

California's scenic beauty, natural resources, and recreational opportunities abound from the snow-capped mountains to the wave-cast coast, and from the towering redwoods to the rolling desert. These natural resources are integral to the state's identity, and this inherent value prompts action in the face of environmental threats.


Recognizing the importance of coastal areas for their ecological and recreational value, the Lieutenant Governor has taken a stand for coastal access and protection of California's beaches. Through his role on the State Lands Commission, he has pursued efforts to guarantee public access for Martins Beach in San Mateo County. He also secured an important environmental victory by negotiating settlement terms for the retirement of California's last coastal sand mine, which was intensifying erosion rates and threatening beaches in Monterey County.


A lifelong California resident, the Lieutenant Governor has a deeply-rooted appreciation for the state's natural resources and their ecological, economic, recreational, historic, and inherent value. He is proud to uphold these values as an elected official for the State of California.



More Reading:


SB-1017 (Allen) Support Letter
(4-5-18)


Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom Presses for Acres of Southern California's Ocean to be Preserved as Conservation Habitats for Marine Life
(4-3-18)


Gavin Newsom on new Trump Administration lawsuit to overturn Public Lands law in California
(4-2-18)


Lt. Governor Newsom endorses legal action to address Tijuana River pollution
(9-28-17)


Letter to Fish & Game Commission and Department of Fish and Wildlife
(9-01-17)


Lt. Governor Newsom calls for protection of National Monuments
(8-23-17)


Commission approves closure of last coastal sand mine in the continental U.S.
(8-17-17)


Lt. Governor Newsom on Martins Beach court ruling and public coastal access
(8-10-17)


Closure of last coastal sand mine nearing conclusion
(7-13-17)


Lt. Governor Newsom supports terms to close America's last coastal sand mine
(6-27-17)


Ultimatum given to America's last coastal sand mine operating on California beach
(5-16-17)


Letter supporting non-lethal alternatives to mountain lion depredation policies at the Department of Fish and Wildlife
(5-08-17)




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