YOUR HELP IS NEEDED!
Hey, you!–you huge fan of all our National Parks–MAKE YOURSELF BE HEARD!
You lover of nature, you camping, hiking, backpacking enthusiast, you birdwatcher, you insect-a-holic, you flower fanatic, you lover of all critters in air, on land, and under water, you wanderer, and even (especially!) you, dizzy daydreamer with daffodils in your hair, PLEASE SPEAK OUT ON BEHALF OF A LIST OF NATIONAL MONUMENTS (shown below) CURRENTLY AT RISK OF LOSING THEIR DESIGNATION AS SUCH, leaving them to be stripped, mined, drilled and permanently destroyed, all for temporary monetary gain.
Do you see this stunning photo of Vermilion Cliffs National Monument? It’s located right here in my home state of Arizona and it is at risk for losing its designation as a National Monument.
The National Monuments being initially reviewed are listed in the following tables.
|Basin and Range||Nevada||2015||703,585|
|Berryessa Snow Mountain||California||2015||330,780|
|Canyons of the Ancients||Colorado||2000||175,160|
|Craters of the Moon||Idaho||1924/2000||737,525|
|Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks||New Mexico||2014||496,330|
|Rio Grande del Norte||New Mexico||2013||242,555|
|Sand to Snow||California||2016||154,000|
|San Gabriel Mountains||California||2014||346,177|
|Upper Missouri River Breaks||Montana||2001||377,346|
|Katahadin Woods and Waters||Maine||2016||87,563|
IF YOU WANT TO HELP & BE HEARD . . .
The following link will take you to the Department of the Interior page where the so-called “review” (which so far, all seems for show only) of DOI-1027-0002 is open for public comment.
If you care about these National Monuments at all, please take the time to leave a public comment on the following web page:
Department of the Interior public comments page for DOI-2017-0002:
Comments will be accepted until July 10, 2017.
(Note: Public comments in support of Bears Ears have already reached the cut-off date of May 26, 2017.)
If any of the National Monuments listed above mean anything to you, or if you wish to make a general statement about the whole list of National Monuments under review, please do so at the link I provided above. When I submitted my comment today, I noticed public comments numbered over ONE MILLION! Please make yourself heard!
Thank you so much!