To include the Point Arena-Stornetta Public Lands in the California Coastal National Monument as a part of the National Landscape Conservation System, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; DEFINITIONS.
(a) Short Title.--This Act may be cited as the ``California Coastal National Monument Expansion Act of 2013''. (b) Definitions.--In this Act: (1) Map.--The term ``map'' means the map created by the Bureau of Land Management, entitled ``California Coastal National Monument Addition'' and dated September 15, 2012. (2) Monument.--The term ``Monument'' means the California Coastal National Monument established by Presidential Proclamation 7264. (3) Point arena-stornetta public lands.--The term ``Point Arena-Stornetta Public Lands'' means the Federal land comprising approximately 1,255 acres in Mendocino County, California, as generally depicted on the map. (4) Presidential proclamation 7264.--The term ``Presidential Proclamation 7264'' means Presidential Proclamation Number 7264, dated January 11, 2000 (65 Fed. Reg. 2821). (5) Secretary.--The term ``Secretary'' means the Secretary of the Interior.
SEC. 2. FINDINGS; PURPOSE.
(a) Findings.--Congress finds that-- (1) the Point Arena-Stornetta Public Lands contain significant natural resources, including important wildlife habitat, several riparian corridors, extensive wetlands, ponds and other water sources, cypress groves, meadows, and sand dunes that should be preserved for present and future generations; (2) the ocean and coastal ecosystems adjacent to the Point Arena-Stornetta Public Lands are internationally recognized as significant centers of coastal upwelling that support the diverse, abundant, and productive marine ecosystems and...