Here’s a look at some of the scenic areas that either are protected by the federal government or may be protected in the future, pending congressional legislation.
The Beauty Mountain and Agua Tibia Act, introduced by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), would protect more than 21,000 acres of deep canyons and fascinating rock formations in northern San Diego County. The proposed wilderness would expand the Beauty Mountain and Agua Tibia wilderness areas in Riverside County that were protected under omnibus legislation signed into law in 2009.Douglas Steakley
President Trump and first lady Melania Trump lit the National Christmas Tree for the first time. The program was hosted by television personality Kathie Lee Gifford and actor Dean Cain and featured performances by the Beach Boys, Jack Wagner, Wynonna Judd, Craig Campbell and others.