Public lands and rivers form the bedrock of the state’s outdoor economy, with outdoor recreation generating $85.4 billion in consumer spending and 732,000 direct jobs each year in California.
Among other provisions this proposal would:
- Call for a study of how best to improve trails in the region for hikers, equestrians, and mountain bikers. This process is a first step toward improving access to the outdoors.
- Create other recreation opportunities including establishment of National Recreation Trail status for the Bigfoot Trail, a 360-mile trail that goes through 6 wilderness areas
- Draw even more outdoor enthusiasts and their economic contribution to our cities and businesses including sport fishing and whitewater boating enthusiasts who contribute significantly to the area’s economy.