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Because of a radical executive order from President Trump, at least 27 national monuments designated since the beginning of 1996--including places like Vermilion Cliffs, Ironwood Forest and Sonoran Desert national monuments in Arizona, as well as Utah’s stunning Bears Ears National Monument--are immediately in danger.
The goals of the Trump administration and its anti-public lands allies are clear: shrinking monument boundaries, reducing protection and chipping away at the great tradition of preserving shared lands for all Americans to enjoy.
Bears Ears is on the docket first. Soon after, Vermilion Cliffs, Sonoran Desert and Ironwood Forest—some of the most stunning landscapes in Arizona—will also be under review, as well as Grand Canyon-Parashant, one of the best places in the country to see starry night skies. It’s time to stand up for Our Wild.
In trying to weaken safeguards for places like Arizona's treasured national monuments, Trump is not only threatening cherished landscapes, but hurting local communities that rely on these monuments for jobs and quality of life. We must use this public comment period to show the administration what a bad idea that is.
Please submit a comment today. Speak up for America’s national monuments and other public lands.