President Trump’s Review of the National Monuments

Make a Change on What Happens to America’s National Monuments

The Department of the Interior’s review of Bear Ears and other national monuments is still open and the out come of these will change America’s public lands dramatically.

To bring you up to speed on what is happening: In an executive order issued, President Donald Trump ordered the Department of the interior to review 27 national monuments designated or expanded since 1996. The secretary of the interiors – Ryan Zinke says it is a move to allow local communities to decide the future of publics lands. Opponents view the review as a campaign to open up monuments like Bear Ears to mining and drilling.

The Department of the Interior will be taking public comment until May 26. To have your say submit your opinion on the review’s page on regulations.gov. (Old-fashioned? Mail it in to Monument Review, MS-1530, U.S. Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20240.)

The following monuments are in question—6 in California; 4 in Arizona; 2 each in Utah, New Mexico, and Nevada; one each in Washington, Colorado, Montana, Maine, and Idaho; and 5 marine monuments.

  • Berryessa Snow Mountain
  • Carrizo Plain
  • Giant Sequoia
  • Vermillion Cliffs
  • Mojave Trails
  • Sand to Snow
  • San Gabriel Mountains
  • Craters of the Moon
  • Canyons of the Ancients
  • Katahadin Woods and Waters
  • Sonoran Desert
  • Grand Canyon-Parashant
  • Ironwood Forest
  • Upper Missouri River Breaks
  • Basin and Range
  • Gold Butte
  • Organ Mountains – Desert Peaks
  • Rio Grande del Norte
  • Bears Ears
  • Grand Staircase-Escalante
  • Hanford Reach
  • Cascade Siskiyou
  • Marianas Trench
  • Northeast Canyons and Seamounts
  • Pacific Remote Islands
  • Papahanaumokuakea
  • Rose Atoll

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