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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 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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