The Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument was the first monument whose protection was motivated specifically by the need to preserve biodiversity. Now, the effects of climate change mean it might need to be expanded.
The thousands of acres of dramatic wildlands near Las Cruces, New Mexico, range from juniper-dotted volcanic mountains to rugged box canyons. This landscape is home to mountain lions, mule deer, golden eagles and rare desert plants.
Black History Month is a time to remember and honor the many groups and individuals who contributed to the success and achievements of this country as well as to advancement for African Americans as a people.