Tell Zinke: Protect Our National Monuments

Stonewall National Monument
Stonewall National Monument. Photo by NPCA

On April 26, 2017, President Trump signed an Executive Order instructing the Department of the Interior to review national monuments designated under the Antiquities Act since 1996 that are larger than 100,000 acres in size, or where Interior Secretary Zinke determines the designation was made without adequate public outreach or support.

Questioning the value of our public lands is unacceptable. They tell the stories of our diverse history and wild lands; they protect magnificent landscapes like the deserts of Castle Mountains in California and the countless Native American artifacts at sites like Bears Ears in Utah. Learn more.

Send a message to Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke. Urge him to protect the lands that our communities hold so dear and guarantee full protection for these national monuments and all our public lands.


Protect our national monuments

Dear [Decision Maker],

National parks and monuments are a promise to the American people, that the stories, lands and waters that define who we are as a nation will be protected today and into the future. I urge you not to break that promise by revoking or changing any of the national monuments under your protection.

National monuments belong to all Americans. And it is up to all Americans to protect them, from citizens to our elected leaders. That includes the law used to create them. These sites, and all who visit them, deserve nothing less.

Please protect our public lands, and do not diminish any of our national monuments.

[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]


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