One week removed from a very successful Great Outdoors America Week, which brought together over 200 outdoor enthusiasts from around the country, the need for continued advocacy of our public lands is even more apparent.
Anti-wilderness lawmakers in Washington, DC have their sights set again on our natural heritage – this time on eradicating the president’s ability to protect extraordinary American lands through national monument status.
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.
Locking up the land. Endangering our economy. Limiting jobs. That is what a few squeaky wheels would like you to believe are the impacts to our communities from national monuments and added protections for America’s great open spaces.