Defend our Parklands
WHAT THE EXECUTIVE ORDER ON NATIONAL MONUMENTS MEANS FOR OUTDOOR RECREATION
The Trump Administration released an Executive Order that could potentially have a big impact on public lands. The administration is calling for a review of National Monuments designated over the last 21 years, partly in response to pressure from Utah legislators who were unhappy with the designation of Bears Ears National Monument and the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, which was designated in 1996 (hence the 21 year review).
So what does this executive order on National Monuments actually mean? We think it could mean a few things:
Adam Cramer, Executive Director of Outdoor Alliance, says that the administration should "Go ahead and take another look. These National Monument designations, especially recent ones, have been so thoroughly vetted by local communities and by all Americans that the administration can't come to any other reasonable conclusion than that they were rightly protected. For the recreation community, National Monuments have been a boon for embracing multiple values on public lands, including specifically protecting activities like climbing, mountain biking, and boating."
Article previously published by Tania- Lown Heck by Outdoor Alliance and can be found here
Want to take action?Call your local senators and let them know you oppose this Executive Order, especially if you live in one of the affected areas; also wear your support for the parks by being an advocate for keeping our parklands in public lands. Check out our Defend our Parks t-shirt collection below to show your support for our public lands.