"The next California wilderness fights will stretch from the desert to the Delta, in a dicey new political environment.
This week, the state's two Democratic senators set the stage by introducing myriad wilderness-related bills. Their overall prospects are unclear, but their ambitions are undeniable.
'I've still got one million acres to go,' Sen. Barbara Boxer said of her wilderness aspirations Wednesday, adding that 'wilderness is all over the state. You go from top to bottom, from the east to the west.'"