The Antiquities Act is one of our nation’s most valuable conservation tools that allows the president to designate federal lands and waters as national monuments for their historic, scientific and/or scenic significance. This law has been critical to the creation of our National Park System and helps tell America’s story while protecting countless landscapes, as well as historic and cultural sites, from commercial development, looting or other harmful activities. Since its passage in 1906, this bipartisan law has been used by sixteen U.S. Presidents, eight Republicans and eight Democrats, to declare 149 national monuments.
Please contact your representative today and urge them to oppose any bills or amendments that intend to undermine the Antiquities Act, or prevent the preservation of areas designated under the Antiquities Act. Learn More.
Dear [Decision Maker],
For over one hundred years, the Antiquities Act has been used as a bipartisan conservation tool. With the exception of the Organic Act of 1916, no law has had more influence over the development of the modern National Park System. This act protects federal lands that make up the cultural, historic, natural, recreational and scenic resources that are our national legacy.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]
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