The Department of the Interior is "reviewing" previous national monument designations to recommend changes in their status, and it's up to the public to weigh in and defend the shared lands that matter to us. Your voice is crucial right now.
Because of a radical executive order from President Trump, at least 27 national monuments designated since the beginning of 1996--including places like San Gabriel Mountains National Monument and Utah’s stunning Bears Ears National Monument--are immediately in danger.The goals of the Trump administration and its anti-public lands allies are clear: shrinking monument boundaries, reducing protection and chipping away at the great tradition of preserving shared lands for all Americans to enjoy. Bears Ears is on the docket first. Soon after, San Gabriel Mountains National Monument, which makes up more than 70 percent of Los Angeles County’s scarce open space, will also be under review – along with 6 other monuments at least partly in California. It’s time to stand up for Our Wild.
In trying to weaken safeguards for places like the San Gabriel Mountains, Trump is not only threatening cherished landscapes, but hurting local communities that rely on these monuments for jobs and quality of life. We must use this public comment period to show the administration what a bad idea that is.
Please submit a comment today. Speak up for America’s national monuments and other public lands.
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