We're not done fighting.
UPDATE OCT. 18th 2018:
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is currently accepting public comments for Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments. This is significant as these were the two hardest-hit monuments in President Trump’s disastrous orders, which called for Grand Staircase to be reduced by 50-percent and Bears Ears by a staggering 85-percent. These two public lands represent not only some of the most breathtaking landscapes in the United States, but are also scared places to more than five Native American tribes, as well as the site of more archaeological discoveries than anywhere else in the United States.
These two monuments each have their own public comment form, so please sign BOTH, raise your voice, and tell them these lands must be preserved not just for all people living today, but for future generations. This land is not for sale. WE HAVE UNTIL NOVEMBER 30TH, 2018.
Trump has now moved forward with calling for the reduction of some of our most sacred national monuments.
The backstory on this project:
Under an executive order issued in April, 2017 the U.S. Department of the Interior is currently reevaluating the status of 27 established national monuments. Many of these stunning and unique places are homes to rare flora and fauna, to indigenous tribes, and to some of the most important archeological sites in the United States. Loss of official designation could result in these sites being opened for mining, drilling, logging, and cattle grazing, which would cause permanent damage.
To raise awareness and get the public involved, journalist/filmmaker Brent Rose is attempting to visit as many of these natural wonders as possible in the short time we have left for public comment. Each day new photos and videos from these incredible places will be published to show why each is so special.
Learn more about the project and these places at the links below. The #27Monuments Project exists primarily on Instagram, and we recommend you follow it there, but much of the content will also be made available on Facebook.