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Population: 37325068

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

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2208 Pico Blvd 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
Aneheim 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
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 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 Brisbane,
Broderick Brookdale Brooks
Browns Valley Brownsville Buellton
Buena Park Buenapark Burbank
Burgaw Burlingame Burney
Burnt Ranch Burson Butte City
Butte Valley Buttonwillow Byron
CA Cabazon Calabasas
Calexico Caliente California
California City California Hot Springs Calimesa
Calipatria Calistoga Callahan
Calpella Calpine Camarillo
Cambell Cambria Cameron Park
Camino 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 casto valley 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
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
Corning Corona Corona Del Mar
Coronado Corralitos Corte Madera
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 Rancho Dominguez
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 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 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
Fairfeild Fairfield Fairview
Fall Brook Fall River Mills Fallbrook
Fallon Farmersville Farmington
Fashion Island Fawnskin fb
Federal Felicity Fellows
Felton Ferndale Fiddletown
Fields Landing Fillmore Filmore
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 Fullerton
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 Harbor City Harmony
Hat Creek Hathaway Pines Haw
Hawaiian Gardens Hawthorne Hayfork
Hayward Hazard Healdsberg
Healdsburg Heber Helendale
Helm Hemet Henderson
Henet Herald Hercules
Heremosa Beach Herlong Hermosa Beach
Hesperia Hi Vista Hickman
Hidden Hills Hidden Valley Hidden Valley Lake
High Point Highland Highland Park
Hills Hillsborough Hilmar
Hinkley Hollister Hollywood
Hollywood Beach Holt Holtville
Homeland Homewood Honeydew
Honolulu Hood Hoopa
Hope Valley Hopland Hornbrook
Hornitos Hughson Hume
Huntingtn Bch Huntingtn Beach 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 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 Cañada Flintridge La Canada
La Canada Flintridge La Canada Fltrdg La Canada-Flintridge
La Crescenta 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 Verne Ladera Ranch
Lafayette Laguna Laguna Beach
Laguna Hill 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 Barn Long Beach
Lookout Loomis Los Alamitos
Los Alamos Los Altos Los Altos Hills
Los Anegeles Los Angeles Los Angeles (East LA)
Los Angeles (Hollywood) 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
Manton Mar Vista March Air Force Base
Maricopa Marigold Marin City
Marina Marina Del Ray 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 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 Mountian 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 Highlands North Hills
North Hollywood North Lake Tahoe North Palm Springs
North Ranch North San Juan North Tustin
North York Northridge Norwalk
Novato Nuevo Nvoato
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 OR
Orange Orange County Orange Cove
Orange Vale Orangevale Orcutt
Oregon House Orick Orinda
Orinda Way Orland Orleans
Oro Grande Orosi Oroville
Owings Mills Oxnard Pacheco
Pacific Beach Pacific Grove Pacific Palisades
PACIFIC PALSADES DR. 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 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
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
Raisin Raleigh Ramona
Ranch Cucamonga Ranchita Rancho Bernardo
Rancho California 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 Santa Margarita (rsm) Rancho Santo Margarita Rancho Snt Marg
Rancho Sta Marg Rancho-Cucamonga Randsburg
Rarotonga Ravendale Raymond
Raymond, Madera county Rcho Santa Margarit 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
Rubidoux Running Springs Rutherford
Ryde 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 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 Franciisco San Francisco San Francisco County
San Gabriel San Geronimo San Gregorio
San Isidro San Jacinto San Joaquin
San Jose San Juan Bautista San Juan Capistranno
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 Raphael
San Rosa San Simeon San Ysidro
Sanclemente Sand City Sanger
SanJose Sanluisobispo Santa Ana
Santa A Santa Ana Santa Anna
Santa Anna Heights Santa Barbara Santa Clara
Santa Claria Santa Clarita Santa Cruz
Santa Fe Springs Santa Jose Santa Margarita
Santa Maria Santa Monica Santa Nella
Santa Paula Santa Rita Park Santa Rosa
Santa Rosa Valley Santa Ynez Santa Ysabel
Santaana Santee Saratoga
Saticoy Saugus Sausalito
Scotia Scotts Valley Scripps Ranch
Seal Beach Seaside 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 Snata Ana 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 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 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
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 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 Watsonsville 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
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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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