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What a year for wilderness! In 2011, the oil, gas, coal and timber industries unleashed a furious effort to grab up more of the nation’s wildlands and waters.
Note: We are happy to report that since this blog in 2011, six more national monuments have been designated. They include:
Fort Monroe in Virginia could be one of the next additions to our National Monument system. Whether it receives that honor still rests in the hands of President Obama--and those willing to stand up and urge protections.