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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 Tibrn
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 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 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
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 Angelos
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 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 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 Margarita Santa Maria
Santa Monica Santa Nella Santa Paula
Santa Rita Park Santa Rosa Santa Rosa Valley
Santa Rosa, 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
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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