Trump Administration Takes Next Step in Sham Process to Shrink and Destroy Bears Ears, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments

Ignoring Public Opposition and Legal Challenges, Department of Interior Releases Draft Management Plans Photo credit BLM. Escalante, UTAH – Today, an assortment of local and national groups, and globally-respected scientist organizations, denounced the Department of the Interior’s (DOI) release of draft management plans for Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments as another step toward…

A monumental thank you: U.S. House rejects attack on Ironwood Forest!

Great news! Ironwood Forest National Monument will continue to be protected thanks to you and your support. Last week, Rep. Paul Gosar (AZ) proposed a damaging amendment to the Interior Appropriations bill, which would have blocked funding for this treasured Arizona landscape. Whether you contacted your members of Congress, participated directly in the public comment…

Veterans and youth from Soul River Inc. visit Bears Ears

In June, veterans and youth with Soul River Inc. embarked on a cross-cultural science expedition to Bears Ears National Monument and the surrounding community. Upon arrival to the Navajo Nation, the Oljato Veterans Organization welcomed Soul River Inc. veterans into the community celebration to participate in the raising of the colors: “We stood together in…

Celebrate 112 years of the Antiquities Act

Since President Theodore Roosevelt signed the Antiquities Act into law on June 8, 1906, 16 Presidents – 8 Republicans and 8 Democrats – have utilized this act to designate national monuments and share the stories of America with future generations. To celebrate the Antiquities Act’s 112th anniversary this month, we asked you to share photos…

Standing Up for Marine National Monuments during National Ocean Month

June is National Ocean Month, a time when we take stock of the world’s oceans, marine life, and coasts. This year as we celebrate in America, there is a special urgency to our discussion about the state of our oceans, as the Trump Administration and its Departments of the Interior and Commerce are threatening to…