Ruling two days after oral arguments closed, the Arizona District Court in Phoenix has ordered the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to re-examine its decision to allow target shooting throughout Sonoran Desert National Monument.
Hundreds of people showed up to a public meeting with federal officials in Salida, Colorado, to voice their support for protecting Browns Canyon, an area in southern Colorado well known for its whitewater rafting, fishing and outdoor recreation.
Good news! A handful of places have recently been named as new national monuments, including the stunning Rio Grande del Norte region. Spanning 240,000 acres in northern New Mexico, this area now protects the Rio Grande River, which provides water to downstream communities.