national monuments

Grand Staircase-Escalante (Photo: James Marvin Phelps via Flickr CCBY-NC2.0)

Help stop open-pit mining in what was — until recently — Utah’s gorgeous Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.   Grand Staircase-Escalante at Risk Last year, President Trump slashed the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in half. The legal boundaries of the monument may have shrunk, but the entire area remains home to breathtaking landscapes and endangered wildlife.The difference is: now mining companies can stake claims […]
Make a Monumental Difference! Photo: Bears Ears National Monument (Photo: BLM)

Today is the 112th anniversary of America’s national monument system — and we’re working hard to protect these special places for future generations. Environmental Action’s Communications Director Sally King explains…Today is a big day for public lands — and I want you to be a part of it!President Theodore Roosevelt signed the Antiquities Act into law 112 years ago today […]
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 […]

Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument is an extraordinary place.Located off the coast of New England, these 4,913 square miles of pristine waters hold ancient subsea mountains and a spectacular array of marine wildlife. Endangered sperm and fin whales can be found in these waters. Imperiled Kemp’s Ridley sea turtles swim here too.1Speak out to preserve this special place […]
Environmental Action Shares: hiking boots (Photo: Hannah Morgan via Unsplash)

Want to show your support for protecting nature and the environment? These Environmental Action shares are a great way to do it. Check out some of our most popular posts from this past week — and then share them on Facebook and Twitter to help spread the word.Facebook Environmental Action SharesTwitter Environmental Action Shares.@reuters: “U.S. national monument review to test […]
Our public lands are an important part of American life

Our public lands need a champion. Will you show your support on Facebook for some of America’s most treasured — and ecologically important — places?This past spring President Donald Trump ordered an unprecedented — and frankly alarming — review of federal protections for 27 national monuments. The goal: to find more opportunities for mining, drilling and other environmentally destructive practices […]

Do you have a special spot where you’ve returned year after year to camp with your friends and family? A beach where your children first dipped their toes in the ocean? A scenic view where you first realized the enduring beauty of nature?We all have places that hold special meaning for us — and our nation is no exception.In 1906, […]