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Population: 37325068

Total Males: 18561020
Total Females: 18764048
Median Household Income: $ 61400
Total Households: 12466331
   

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29 Palms Acampo
Acton Adelaide Adelanto
Adin Agoura Agoura Hills
Agua Dulce Aguanga Ahwahnee
Alameda Alamo Albany
Albion Alderpoint Alhambra
Aliso Viejo Alleghany Allendale
Alpaugh Alpine Alpine Meadows
Alta Alta Loma Altadena
Altaville Alturas Alviso
Amador City amarillo American Canyon
Anacortes Anaheim Anaheim Hills
Anahiem Anderson Angels Camp
Angelus Oaks Angwin Annapolis
Antelope Antelope, Antioch
Anza Apple Valley Applegate
Aptos Arbuckle Arcadia
Arcanum Arcata Arco Station
Arleta Armona Arnold
Aromas Arrowbear Arroyo Grande
Art Artesia Artesia-Cerritos
Artois Arvin Atascadero
Atherton Atwater Atwood
Auberry Auburn Austin
Avalon Avenal Avery
Avila Beach Azusa Badger
Baker Bakerfield Bakersfield
Bakersfield, Balboa Balboa Island
Baldwin Hills Baldwin Park Ballico
Baltimore Bangor Banning
Banta Bard Barstow
Basqurt Bass Lake Bassett
Bay Point Bayside Beach Center
Beale Air Force Base Bear Valley Beaumont
Beckwourth Bel Air Belden
Bell Bell Gardens Bell Canyon
Bell Flower Bell Gardens Bella Vista
Bellflower Belltown Belmont
Belmont Shore Belvedere Belvedere Tiburon
Ben Lomond Benicia Benton
Berkeley Berkley Bermuda Dunes
Berry Creek Bethel Island Beverley Hills
Beverly Hills Beverly-Fairfax Bieber
Big Bar Big Bear Big Bear City
Big Bear Lake Big Bend Big Creek
Big Flat Big Oak Flat Big Pine
Big Sur Biggs Biola
Bishop Bixby Knolls Blackhawk
Blairsden-Graeagle Blocksburg Bloomfield
Bloomington Blossom Valley Blue Jay
Blue Lake Blythe Bodega
Bodega Bay Bodfish Bohemia
Bolinas Bonita Bonny Doon
Bonsall Boonville Boron
Borrego Springs Boulder Creek Boulevard
Box Canyon Box Springs Boyes Hot Springs
Bradbury Bradley Bradley International
Brampton Brandeis Branscomb
Brawley Brea Brentwood
Bridgeport Bridgeville Brisbane
Broderick Brookdale Brooks
Browns Valley Brownsville Buellton
Buena Park Buenapark Burbank
Burbank/Toluca Lake Burgaw Burlingam
Burlingame Burney Burnt Ranch
Burson Butte City Butte Valley
Buttonwillow Byron CA
Cabazon Calabasas Calabassas
Calexico Caliente California
California City California Hot Springs Calimesa
Calipatria Calistoga Callahan
Calpella Calpine Camarillo
Cambell Cambria Cameron Park
Camino Camirillo Camp Meeker
Camp Nelson Camp Pendleton Campbell
Campo Campo Seco Camptonville
Camrio Canby Canoga Park
Cantil Cantua Creek Canyon
Canyon Country Canyon Dam Canyon Lake
Capay Capistrano Capistrano Beach
Capitola Capo Beach Cardiff
Cardiff By The Sea Cardiff-by-the-Sea Carlotta
Carlsbad Carmel Carmel By The Sea
Carmel Mtn Ranch Carmel Valley Carmichael
Carnelian Bay Carpinteria Carson
Carson City Caruthers Casitas Springs
Casmalia Caspar Cassel
Castaic Castella Castro Valley
Castroville Cathedral City Catheys Valley
Cayman Islands Cayucos Cazadero
Cedar Glen Cedar Ridge Cedarpines Park
Cedarville Central Valley Century City
Ceres Cerritos Chalfant Valley
Challenge Chapel Hill Charlotte
Charmichael Chatsworth Cherry Valley
Chester Chicago Park Chico
Chilcoot China Lake Chinese Camp
Chino Chino Hills Chiriaco Summit
Cholame Chowchilla Chualar
Chula Vista Chulabista Cima
Cincinnati Citrus Heights Citrus Hts
City Industry City O Industry City Of Commerce
City Of Industry Claremont Clarksburg
Clayton Clearlake Clearlake Oaks
Clements Clio Clipper Mills
Cloverdale Clovis Coachella
Coalinga Coarsegold Cobb
Coleville Colfax Colma
Coloma Colton Columbia
Colusa Commerce Comptche
Compton Concord Cool
Copperopolis Corcoran CORDELIA
Corning Corona Corona Del Mar
Coronado Corralitos Corte Madera
Corte Medera Costa Mesa Cotati
Coto de Caza Cottonwood Coulterville
Courtland Covelo Covina
Cowan Heights Coyote Crescent City
Crescent Mills Cressey Crest Park
Crestline Creston Crockett
Crowley Lake Crows Landing Cucamonga
Cudahy Culver City Cupertino
Curritos Cutler Cutten
Cy Of Industy Cypress Daggett
Daly City Dana Point Dana Point
Danville Dardanelle Davenport
Davis Davis Creek Death Valley
Deer Park Del Mar Del Rey
Del Rey Oaks Del Sur Delano
Delhi Denair Denison
Denver Descanso Desert Center
Desert Hot Spgs Desert Hot Sprg Desert Hot Springs
Devore Diablo Diamond
Diamond Bar Diamond Springs Dillon Beach
Dinsmore Dinuba Discovery Bay
Dixon Dobbins Dorris
Dos Palos Douglas City Douglas Flat
Dove Canyon Downey Downieville
Downtown Los Angeles Downtown San Bernardino Doyle
Drytown Duarte Dublin
Ducor Dulzura Duncans Mills
Dunlap Dunnigan Dunsmuir
Durham Dutch Flat E Los Angeles
E Rncho Dmngz Eagle Rock Earlimart
Earp East Compton Dominguez East Irvine
East Long Beach East Los Angeles East Palo Alto
East Paolo Alto East Rancho Dominguez Eastlake
Eastvale Echo Lake Echo Park
Edison Edwards El Cajon
El Centro El Cerrito El Dorado
El Dorado Hills El Granada El Macero
El Monte El Nido El Paso de Robles
El Portal El Sareno El Segundo
El Sobrante El Toro El Verano
Eldorado Hills Eldridge Elizabeth Lake
ELJON Elk Elk Creek
Elk Grove Elk Grove Village Elko
Ellicott City Elmira Elverta
Ely Emerald Hills Emeryville
Emigrant Gap Empire Encinitas
Encino Encintias Englewood
Escalon Escandido Escondido
Esparto Essex Etiwanda
Etna Eureka Exeter
Fair Oaks Fairfax Fairfield
Fairview Fall Brook Fall River Mills
Fallbrook Fallon Farmersville
Farmington Fashion Island Fawnskin
fb Federal Felicity
Fellows Felton Ferndale
Fiddletown Fields Landing Fillmore
Finley Firebaugh Firestone Park
Fish Camp Five Points Flint
Flintridge Floriston Flournoy
Folsom Folsom CA Fontana
Foothill Ranch Forbestown Forest Falls
Forest Knolls Forest Ranch Foresthill
Forestville Forks Of Salmon Fort Bidwell
Fort Bragg Fort Dick Fort Irwin
Fort Jones Fortuna Foster City
Fountain Valley Fowler Frazier Park
Freedom Freemont Fremont
Fremont,CA French Camp French Gulch
Fresno Friant Ft Bragg
Fullerton Fulsom Fulton
Fylmar Galt Garberville
Garden Grove Garden Valley Gardena
Garey Gasquet Gavilan Hills
Gaviota Gazelle Georgetown
Gerber Geyserville Gilroy
Glen Ellen Glendale Glendora
Glenhaven Glenn Glennville
Gold River Gold Run Goleta
Gonzales Goodyears Bar Gorman
Goshen Graeagle Granada Hills
Grand Terrace Granite Bay Grass Valley
Graton Green Valley Lake Greenbrae
Greenbrier Greenfield Greensboro
Greenview Greenville Greenwood
Grenada Gridely Gridley
Grimes Grizzly Flats Groveland
Grover Beach Guadalupe Gualala
Guasti Guatay Guerneville
Guinda Gustine Hacienda Heights
Hacienda Hts Half Moon Bay Hamilton
Hamilton City Hanford Happy Camp
Harahan Harbor City Harmony
Hat Creek Hathaway Pines Haw
Hawaiian Gardens Hawthorne Hayfork
Hayward Hazard Healdsburg
Heber Helendale Helm
Hemet Henderson Henet
Herald Hercules Heremosa Beach
Herlong Hermosa Hermosa Beach
Hesperia Hi Vista Hickman
Hidden Hills Hidden Valley Hidden Valley Lake
High Point Highland Highland Park
Hillcrest Hills Hillsborough
Hilmar Hinkley Hollister
Hollywood Hollywood Beach Holt
Holtville Homeland Homewood
Honeydew Honolulu Hood
Hoopa Hope Valley Hopland
Hornbrook Hornitos Hot Springs
Hughson Hume Huntingtn Bch
Huntington Bch Huntington Beach Huntington Beach,
Huntington Park Huntington Pk Huron
Hyampom Hydesville Idyllwild
Igo Imperial Imperial Beach
Independence Indian Wells Indianapolis
Indio Industry Industry City
Inglewood Inverness Inyokern
Ione Irivine Irvine
Irwindale Isla Vista Isleton
Ivanhoe Jackson Jacumba
Jamestown Jamul Janesville
Janul Jenner Johannesburg
Johnson Valley Johnstown Jolon
Joshua Tree Julian Junction City
June Lake Juniper Hills Jurupa Valley
Kagel Canyon Katy Kearny Mesa
Keeler Keene Kelsey
Kelseyville Kensington Kentfield
Kenwood Kerman Kernville
Keswick Kettleman City Keyes
Keys King City Kings Beach
Kings Canyon National Park Kingsburg Kingston
Kirkwood Klamath Klamath River
Kneeland Knights Ferry Knights Landing
Knightsen Korbel Kyburz
L.A. LA La Brea
La CañAda Flintridge La Canada La Canada Flintridge
La Canada Fltrdg La Canada-Flintridge La Crescenta
La Grande La Grange La Habra
La Habra Heights La Honda La Hubra
La Jolla La Mesa La Mirada
La Palma La Porte La Puente
La Quinta La Selva Beach La Verne
Ladera Ranch Lafayette Laguna
Laguna Beach Laguna Hills Laguna Niguel
Laguna Nigues Laguna Woods Lagunitas
Lahabra Lake Almanor Lake Arrowhead
Lake Balboa Lake City Lake Elsinore
Lake Forest Lake Gregory Lake Hughes
Lake Isabella Lake Los Angeles Lake Mathews
Lake San Marcos Lake Sherwood Lake Tahoe
Lake View Terrace LakeElsinore Lakeforest
Lakehead Lakeport Lakeshore
Lakeside Lakeview Lakewood
Lamirada Lamont Lancaster
Landers Larkfield Larkspur
Las Angeles Las Flores Las Vegas
Lathrop Laton Laverne
Lawndale Laytonville Le Grand
Lebec Lee Vining Leggett
Lemon Cove Lemon Grove Lemoore
Lennox Leona Valley Lewiston
Likely Lincoln Lincoln Heights
Linden Lindsay Litchfield
Little River Little Rock Littlerock
Live Oak Livermore Livermore Valley
Livingston Llano Lockeford
Lockwood Lod Gatos Lodi
Loleta Loma Linda Loma Mar
Loma Rica Lomita Lompoc
Lone Pine Long Beach Long Barn
Long Beach Lookout Loomis
Los Alamitos Los Alamos Los Altos
Los Altos Hills Los Anegeles Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California Los Angeles  Los Banos
Los Feliz Los Gatos Los Molinos
Los Olivos Los Osos Losaltos
LosGatos Lost Hills Lotus
Louisville Lower Lake Loyalton
Lucerne Lucerne Valley Ludlow
Lynwood Lytle Creek Macdoel
Mad River Madera Madison
Magalia Mailbu Malibu
Mammoth Lakes Manchester Manhattan Beach
Manteca Manteca, Manton
Mar Vista March Air Force Base Maricopa
Marigold Marin City Marina
Marina Del Rey Marino Valley Marinwood
Mariposa Markleeville Marshall
Martell Martina Martinez
Marysville Mather Maxwell
Maywood McArthur McClellan
McClellan Air Force Base McCloud McFarland
McKinleyville McKittrick Meadow Valley
Meadow Vista Mecca Melrose-La Brea
Mendocino Mendota Menifee
Menifee Valley Menlo Park Mentone
Merced Meridian Meyers
Mi Wuk Village Mi-Wuk Village Mid-Wilshire
Middletown Midpines Midway City
Milford Mill Creek Mill Valley
Millberea Millbrae Millville
Milpitas Mineral Mira Loma
Mira Mesa Miracle Mile Mirada
Miramonte Miranda Mission Beach
Mission Hills Mission Viejo Moccasin
Modesto Modjeska Mofett Field
Mojave Mokelumne Hill Monarch Beach
Monroeville Monrovia Mont Rose
Montague Montara Montclair
Monte Rio Monte Sereno Montebello
Montecito Monteclair Monterey
Monterey Park Monterey, Montgomery Creek
Monticlair Montrose Moorpark
Moraga Moren Valley Moreno
Moreno Valley Moreno Vallley Morgan Hill
Morgana Morongo Valley Morro Bay
MORROBAY Moss Beach Moss Landing
Mount Aukum Mount Baldy Mount Hamilton
Mount Hermon Mount Laguna Mount Shasta
Mount Wilson Mountain Center Mountain Ranch
Mountain View Mt Shasta Muir Beach
Mulpitas Murphys Murrieta
Myers Flat N Highlands N Hollywood
N. Hollywood N. Palm Springs n.hollywood
Nanhattan Beach Napa Napa,
Nappa Valley National City Natomas
Navarro Needles Nelson
Nevada City New Almaden New Bern
New Castle New Cuyama New Hall
New Port Beach Newark Newberry Springs
Newbury Park Newcastle Newhall
Newman Newport Newport Beach
Newport Beach Newport Coast Nicasio
Nice Nicolaus Niland
Nipomo Nipton Nmeryville
No Hollywood Norco Norden
North Hollywood North Fork North Highland
North Highlands North Hills North Hollywood
North Lake Tahoe North Palm Springs North Ranch
North San Juan North Tustin North York
Northridge Norwalk Novato
Nuevo O' Neals Oak Glen
Oak Hills Oak Park Oak Run
Oak View Oakdale Oakhurst
Oakland Oakland, Oakley
Oakville Obrien Occidental
Ocean Side Oceandise Oceano
Oceanside Ocotillo Ojai
Olancha Old Fort Old Station
Old Town Eureka Olema Olivehurst
Olympic Valley Oneals Ono
Ontagio Ontario Onyx
Orange Orange County Orange Cove
Orange Vale Orangevale orangvalle
Orcutt Oregon House Orick
Orinda Orinda Way Orland
Orleans Oro Grande Orosi
Oroville Owings Mills Oxnard
Pacheco Pacific Beach Pacific Grove
Pacific Palisades Pacific Plsds Pacifica
Pacoima Paicines Pala
Palermo Palm Desert Palm Springs
Palmdale Palms Palo Alto
Palo Cedro Palo Verde Palomar Mountain
Palos Verdes Palos Verdes Est Palos Verdes Estates
Palos Verdes Peninsula Pamona Panorama Ciry
Panorama City Paradise Paramount
Parker Dam Parlier Pasadena
Paskenta Paso Robles Patterson
Patton Pauma Valley Paynes Creek
Pearblossom Pebble Beach Pengrove
PeninsulaSanta Clara Penitencia San Jose Penn Valley
Penngrove Penryn Perris
Pescadero Petaluma Petrolia
Phelan Phillips Ranch Phillipsville
Philo Phoenix Pico Rivera
Piedmont Piedra Piercy
Pilot Hill Pine Grove Pine Mountain Club
Pine Valley Pinecrest Pinedale
Pinole Pinon Hills Pioneer
Pioneertown Piru Pismo Beach
Pittsburg Pittsburgh Pixley
Placentia Placerville Placienta
Planada Plancentia Plantation
Plasant Hill Platina Playa
Playa Del Rey Playa Vista Pleasant Grove
Pleasant Hill Pleasanton Pleasonton
Plumas Lake Plymouth Point Arena
Point Mugu Nawc Point Reyes Point Reyes Station
Point Richmond Pollock Pines Pomona
Pope Valley Port Costa Port Hueneme
Port Hueneme Cbc Base Porter Ranch Porterville
Portland Portola Portola Hills
Portola Valley Posey Potrero
Potter Valley Poway Prather
Princeton Proberta Prunedale
Pueblo Pumpkin Center Quail Valley
Quartz Hill Quincy Rackerby
Ragged Point Rail Road Flat Rainbow
Raisin Raleigh Ramona
Ranch Cucamonga Ranchita Rancho Belago
Rancho Bernardo Rancho California Rancho Cordova
Rancho Cordova, Rancho Cucamnoga Rancho Cucamo
Rancho Cucamong Rancho Cucamonga Rancho Dominguez
Rancho Mirage Rancho Murieta Rancho Murietta
Rancho Palos Verde Rancho Palos Verdes Rancho Park
Rancho Penasquitos Rancho Santa Fe Rancho Santa Magarita
Rancho Santa Margari Rancho Santa Margarita Rancho Santo Margarita
Rancho Snt Marg Rancho Sta Marg Rancho-Cucamonga
Randsburg Rarotonga Ravendale
Raymond Red Bluff Redcrest
Redding Redlands Redondo Beach
Redway Redwood Redwood City
Redwood Estates Redwood Valley Reedley
Reno Rescue Reseda
Rialto Richgrove Richmond
Richvale Ridgecrest Rim Forest
Rimforest Rio Dell Rio Linda
Rio Nido Rio Oso Rio Vista
Ripley Ripon River Pines
Riverbank Riverdale Riverside
Rncho Cordova Robbins Rocklin
Rodeo Rohnert Park Rolling Hills
Rolling Hills Est Rolling Hills Estate Rolling Hills Estates
Romoland Rosamond Roseland
Rosemead Roseville Ross
Rossmoor Rough And Ready Round Mountain
Rowland Heights Royal Oaks Rsm
Rubidoux Running Springs Rutherford
Ryde S El Monte S Lake Tahoe
S San Francisco S. San Francisco sac
Sacramento Sacremento Saint Helena
Salida Salimas Salinas
Salma Salt Lake City Salton City
Salyer Samoa San Andreas
San Anselmo San Ardo San Bernadino
San Bernandino San Bernardino San Bruno
San Buenaventura San Carlos San Clemente
San Deigo San Dieg San Diego
San Diego County San Diego, San Dimas
San Fernando San Fernando Valley San Fran
San Franciisco San Francisco San Francisco County
San Francisco, San Fransisco San Gabriel
San Geronimo San Gregorio San Jacinto
San Joaquin San Jose San Jos�
San Juan Bautista San Juan Capistrano San Juan Capo
San Juan Cpstrno San Leandro San Lorenzo
San Louis Obispo San Lucas San Luis Obispo
San Luis Rey San Marcos San Marino
San Martin San Mateo San Mateo County
San Miguel San Pablo San Pedro
San Quentin San Rafael San Ramon
San Rosa San Simeon San Ysidro
Sanclemente Sand City Sanger
SanJose Sanluisobispo Santa Monica
Santa A Santa Ana Santa Anna
Santa Anna Heights Santa Barbara Santa Clara
Santa Claria Santa Clarita Santa Cruz
Santa Fe Springs Santa Margarita Santa Maria
Santa Monica Santa Nella Santa Paula
Santa Rita Park Santa Rosa Santa Rosa Valley
Santa Ynez Santa Ysabel Santaana
Sante Fe Springs Santee Saratoga
Saticoy Saugus Sausalito
Scotia Scotts Valley Scripps Ranch
Seal Beach Seaside Seattle
Sebastopol Seeley Seiad Valley
Selma Sepulveda Sequoia National Park
Shadow Hills Shafter Shandon
Shasta Shasta Lake SHASTA LAKE CITY
Shaver Lake Sheep Ranch Shell Beach
Sheridan Sherman Oaks Sherman Village
Shermanoaks Shingle Springs Shingletown
Shoshone Shreveport Sierra City
Sierra Madre Sierraville Signal Hill
Silverado Silverlake Simi
Simi Valley Singal Hill Skyforest
Sloughhouse Smartville Smith River
Sn Bernardino Sn Jn Cpstrn Snelling
Snow Creek Circle So El Monte So. San Francisco
Soda Springs Solana Beach Soledad
Solona Beach Solvang Somerset
Somes Bar Somis Sonoma
Sonora Soquel Sorrento Valley
Soulsbyville South Bar South Dos Palos
South El Monte South Gate South Lake Tahoe
South Pasadena South Sacramento South San Francisco
South Whittier Southport Spreckels
Spring Garden Spring Valley Spring Valley Lake
Springville Squaw Valley St Helena
St. Helena Standard Standish
Stanford Stanton State Road
Stevenson Ranch Stevinson Stewarts Point
Stinson Beach Stirling City Stockton
Stonyford Storrie Stratford
Strathmore Strawberry Strawberry Valley
Studio City Sugarloaf Suisun
Suisun City Suite 270 Suite 3D
Sultana Summerland Sun City
Sun Valley Sunland Sunnyvale
Sunol Sunset Beach Surfside
Susanville Sutter Sutter Creek
Sylmar Sylva Taft
Tahoe City Tahoe Vista Tahoma
Talmage Tamarack - Bear Valley Tarzana
Taylorsville Tecate Tecopa
Tehachapi Tehama Temecula
Temple City Templeton Terra Bella
The Sea Ranch Thermal Thornton
Thousand Oaks Thousand Palms Thousand Plms
Thoussand Palms Three Rivers Tiburon
Tierrasanta Tipton Tollhouse
Toluca Lake Tomales Tonopah
Topanga Topaz Toronto
Torrance Torrence Torrrance
Tottance Trabuco Canyon Tracy
Tranquillity Traver Travis Air Force Base
Tres Pinos Trinidad Trinity Center
Trona Trowbridge Truckee
Tucaipa Tujunga Tulare
Tulelake Tuolumne Tupman
Turlock Tustin Tustin Ranch
Twain Twain Harte Twenty Nine Palms
Twentynine Palms Twin Bridges Twin Peaks
Ukiah Union City Universal City
Upland Upper Lake Vacaville
Val Verde Valencia Vallecito
Vallejo Valley Center Valley Ford
Valley Glen Valley Springs Valley Village
Valyermo Van Nuys Van Nuys
Vancouver Vandenberg Airforce Base Vanning
Vannuys Venice Venice Beach
Ventura Ventura Beach Venture
Verdugo City Vernalis Vernon
Victor Victorville Villa Grande
Villa Park Vina Vineburg
Visalia Vista Volcano
W Hollywood W Los Angeles W Sacramento
Wallace Walnut Walnut Creek
Walnut Grove Warner Springs Wasco
Washington Waterford Watsonville
Waukena Weaverville Weed
Weimar Weldon Wendel
Weott West Covina West Hills
West Hollywood West Los Angeles West Point
West Sacramento West Toluca Lake Westchester
WestHills Westlake Westlake Village
Westlake Villiage Westlake Vlg Westley
Westminister Westminster Westmorland
Westport Westwood Wetminster
Wheatland White Water Whitethorn
Whitewater Whitier Whitmore
Whitter Whittier Wildomar
Williams Willits Willow Creek
Willowbrook Willows Wilmington
Wilseyville Wilton Winchester
Windsor Windsor Mill Winnetca
Winnetka Winston Salem Winterhaven
Winters Winton Witter Springs
Wmstr Wofford Heights Woodacre
Woodbridge Woodlake Woodland
Woodland Hills Woodside Woodyear
Worcester Wrightwood Yerba Linda
Yermo Yettem Yolo
Yorba Linda Yorkville Yosemite
Yosemite National Park Yosemite Village Yountville
Yreka Yuba City Yuc
Yucaipa Yucca Valley Zamora
Zenia
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Green Initiatives & Environmental History for: California


Basic History

Colonization of California remained largely Mexican until the 1840s. The first US overland trip was made in 1826, but US settlement did not become significant until the 1840s. Political events in the territory moved swiftly in the next few years. On July 7th, 1848, California became part of the United States. In the same year, there was a gold rush in the territory, and with it came a huge increase in population and a pressing need for a civil government. In 1849, Californians sought statehood and, after a heated debate in the US Congress, California finally entered the Union as a free, nonslavery state, in the year 1850.

Environmental History

California embraces the greatest diversity of climate and terrain. The state’s six life zones are: the desert, foothill regions and some coastal lands, coastal areas and moist northeastern counties, and the Canadian, Hudsonian, and Arctic zones, comprising California’s highest elevations. Plant life in the arid climate features a diversity of native cactus, the Joshua tree, the desert poppy, and a variety of asters. Valley oak, small shrubs, stunted trees, herbaceous plants, mint, viola, the golden poppy also flourish in this zone. Animal life is abundant. It includes the black-tailed deer, black bear, gray fox, elk, garter snakes, rattlesnakes. The kingfisher, chickadee, towhee, and hummingbird represent the bird life of this region. The Resources Agency of California’s Department of Fish and Game is especially active in listing and providing protection for rare, threatened and endangered fauna. Joint efforts by state and federal wildlife agencies have established an ambitious recovery program to revitalize the dwindling population of the native animals and birds. The endangered animals include the mountain beaver, kit fox, Pacific pocket mouse, kangaroo rat, sage sparrow, garter snake, five species of salamander, eleven types of butterflies, and more. California has a total of 290, 821 acres of National Wildlife Refuges.

Green Initiatives

California is leading by example on energy efficiency and conservation, sustainability, green building, and green purchasing practices throughout state government. California is working to reduce energy and resource consumption in state buildings, while lowering greenhouse gas emissions, and creating healthier environments in which to work, live and learn. Sustainability or green building is the practice of designing, constructing, operating, maintaining, and removing buildings in ways that conserve natural resources and reduce their impact on climate change; California is ensuring so. The state is advocating the procurement of goods and services that have a reduced impact on human health, called Environmentally Preferable Purchasing; in simple terms, it means ‘buying green’. New building or large renovation projects initiated by the state also evaluate the merits of clean on-site power generation such as solar panels and fuel cells. State agencies are taking measures to reduce grid-based energy purchases. Integrating renewable energy producing technologies into state buildings reduce the amount of energy consumed from the grid.

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