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.
Chaparral covers most of our four Southern California national forests, creating important habitat and watershed. But what is chaparral? And why does it burn so frequently here? What can communities do to prevent damage and risk from wildfire?
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.