national monument

Grand Canyon (Photo: Sam Loyd on Unsplash)

Uranium mining on the Grand Canyon’s doorstep? Not if we can help it.The Grand Canyon: “You cannot improve on it.” On a visit in 1903, Teddy Roosevelt said of the Grand Canyon: “Leave it as it is. You cannot improve on it. The ages have been at work on it, and man can only mar it.”It’s one of the most spectacular […]
Carrizo Plain National Monument (Photo: BLM)

When it comes to Carrizo Plain National Monument, we’re working to protect more than wildflowers. This special place — site of 2017’s unusual wildflower “super bloom” — is important to endangered San Joaquin kit foxes, California condors and nature lovers from around the world. Help protect Carrizo Plain National Monument. Urge E&B Natural Resources Management Corp. to abandon drilling plans […]
Take Action - Save Bears Ears

Bears Ears National Monument isn’t just a place — it’s an integral part of the American story.These special lands in Utah are home to delicate red rock formations and sweeping vistas. Bears Ears contains thousands of archaeological sites, detailing centuries of human history. You can find 200-million-year-old dinosaur fossils here. And black bears, mountain lions and other sensitive wildlife still […]
Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument, Utah (Photo: BLM)

How much do you know about Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument? Since 1996, the colorful vistas, irreplaceable cultural artifacts, dazzling array of wildlife and amazing recreational opportunities of these lands were respected, prioritized and protected by presidential proclamation.1 Unfortunately, the protected status of these lands is far from certain these days.Last year, President Trump and Interior Secretary Zinke began an unprecedented […]
The jagged mountains of Organ Mountain - Desert Peaks National Monument outside Las Cruces, New Mexico (Photo: Bureau of Land Management

Across the US, you’ll find places of stunning natural beauty and rich ecological value. But none are enchanting in quite the same way as the jagged mountain peaks just outside Las Cruces, New Mexico in Organ Mountains – Desert Peaks National Monument.Unfortunately, the Trump administration is set to greenlight destructive private development on these gorgeous public lands.1Please sign our people’s […]
Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument (Photo: DOI)

Maine’s Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument is literally a gift to America.Burt’s Bees entrepreneur Roxanne Quimby and her family gifted these lands to the United States government to protect nature in Maine’s North Woods for future generations.1 Henry David Thoreau sat under trees like these as he wrote of the Northeast’s beauty. Teddy Roosevelt summited Katahdin’s namesake mountain. And […]
National Public Lands Day is a great chance to get outside and enjoy nature!

The Importance of Public Lands Every American — whether rancher, hunter, hiker, mountain biker, or city dweller — has something in common — namely, our spectacular American lands. In fact, more than a quarter of US lands are are owned by taxpayers, a gift and sacred trust to every American, present and future.1Unfortunately, the new administration is targeting our public lands, […]
Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument

There is no place like Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument.Here you can smell manzanitas and other wildflowers in the spring air. Bobcats still roam these woods. The calls of more than 200 species of birds fill the skies above Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. Unique fish like the rare Jenny Creek redband trout and the Jenny Creek sucker live in its waters.1,2You’ll find some […]

I envy Ryan Zinke.Zinke heads the US Department of the Interior, and last week he toured Bears Ears National Monument, one of country’s newest national monuments. [1]During the tour, Zinke had the chance to visit ancient and sacred Native American sites. He could take in the monument’s stunning vistas and awe-inspiring geological and historical features. And he may even have […]