Sequoia National Park is a national park located in the southern part of the Sierra Nevada, east of Visalia, California. One of the predominant features of this park is the famous giant redwood forest, including the well-known General Sherman, the largest tree in the world.
The problem is that the Trump administration will decide this week if it continues to be considered a national monument and object of its protection this park, as well as other American enclaves .
Extraction or preservation
The person responsible for this decision is Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke , who is also in favor of extracting resources from public lands. If extraction vs. preservation ultimately wins, this can be bad for everyone.
Giant sequoia trees are not only the object of natural delight, but they generate a tourism and natural recreation industry in the parks where they grow.
Watersheds in the monument support farms in the Central Valley, which grow 8 percent of all food produced in the United States . And, in addition, this park mitigates climate change.
So we will keep our fingers crossed.