public lands

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 […]
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 […]
Carrizo Plain National Monument (Photo: Bob Wick, BLM)

Last spring’s wildflower “super bloom” at California’s Carrizo Plain National Monument was pretty spectacular. Thousands of wildflowers burst across the plain, thrilling visitors with a gorgeous eruption of color.1 But now Carrizo’s natural beauty is at risk. The Trump administration has just approved a new oil well and pipeline on these protected public lands.2 It’s up to us to safeguard the […]

We need action to limit pollution from oil and gas drilling. Tell Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to keep limits on methane pollution in place on public lands!The Trump administration is once again making moves to repeal the rule restricting methane emissions that accelerate climate change.The rule would require oil and gas companies to capture methane leaks, which would reduce 180,000 tons […]
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 […]

On behalf of everyone at Environmental Action, Happy Thanksgiving!Whether you’ve spoken out to stop reckless wolf killing, donated to mobilize nature-minded Americans for cleaner water, asked your local home and garden store to help save imperiled monarch butterflies, or just shared one of Environmental Action’s posts on social media, you are making a difference.Please take a moment to watch this […]
Canoeing at Denali National Park (Photo: NPS)

National park fee hikes could more than double at 17 popular national parks. Here’s why we need to stop that from happening.This land is your land. We all own our country’s spectacular national parks — from the majestic geysers of Yellowstone, to the lush forests of Yosemite, the towering mountains of Denali, and the Grand Canyon’s sweeping vistas.Unfortunately, the Trump administration […]