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Protect thePlaces We Play
27 National Monuments
Keep public lands in public hands
Public lands are where some of Americans’ greatest adventures happen. These national monuments are the places we go to ride our bikes. Traverse tall peaks. Run rugged trails. Camp. Climb. Paddle. Hike. Swim. Picnic. Chill.
Yet today, our public lands—wild lands and marine sanctuaries from Maine to Hawaii—are under threat. The U.S. Department of the Interior reviewed 27 monuments at President Trump’s request, and has now moved to shrink the acreage of four national monuments and change the way six others are managed. This is an unprecedented overhaul to the protected status of these spectacular national treasures—3 million acres shared by all Americans.
As a company of and for people who love the outdoors, we can’t sit quietly by and let this happen. We are actively working to conserve, protect and restore the places we play.
Photo of Rio Grande del Norte National Monument by Jason Hatfield
GET TO KNOW SOME OF THE MONUMENTS AT RISK
CRATERS OF THE MOON NATIONAL MONUMENT AND PRESERVE
53,500 acres in ID | proclaimed by Pres Coolidge in 1924, expanded by Pres Clinton in 2000
The vast fields of lava flows at Craters of the Moon were given national monument status by President Calvin Coolidge to “preserve the unusual and weird volcanic formations.”
Photo by Sara Sheehy
VERMILION CLIFFS NATIONAL MONUMENT
279,568 acres in AZ | proclaimed by Pres Clinton in 2000
This monument takes its name from the swirls of sherbet-colored slickrock that contort themselves into fantastical forms known as The Wave, Buckskin Gulch, and Paria Canyon.
Photo by Tobin Akehurst
CARRIZO PLAIN NATIONAL MONUMENT
204,107 acres in CA | proclaimed by Pres Clinton in 2001
Visitors say you can “hear the silence” on this remote plain. It’s all that remains of the vast Central Valley grassland where antelope and elk used to graze some 300 years ago.
Photo by Sassy Resuello
SAN GABRIEL MOUNTAINS NATIONAL MONUMENT
346,177 acres in CA | proclaimed by Pres Obama in 2014
This monument is right in LA’s back yard. More than four million visitors head to the San Gabriel Mountains each year to hike, ski, hunt, picnic, bike, and camp.
Photo by Michael Wigle
More Monuments at Risk
Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument
Giant Sequoia National Monument
Gold Butte National Monument
Canyons Of The Ancients National Monument
Ironwood Forest National Monument
Cascade Siskiyou National Monument
Sonoran Desert National Monument
Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument
Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument
Marianas Trench Marine National Monument
Photo of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument by Phill Monson
Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument
Rose Atoll Marine National Monument
Rio Grande Del Norte National Monument
Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument
Basin And Range National Monument
Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument
Northeast Canyons And Seamounts Marine National Monument
Mojave Trails National Monument
Sand To Snow National Monument
Hanford Reach National Monument
Katahdin Woods And Waters National Monument
Photo of Hanford Reach National Monument by Brad Geyer
Latest News and Current Status
Dec 4, 2017 - Trump Slashes Size of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase Monuments. Read more at The New York Times >>