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Our National Monuments need your help.

Our National Monuments need your help.

On this blog, I want to post the occasional update on things environmental and ways that we can help our natural environment.

Well, today is one of those days.

You may or may not have heard about the call for a review of 21 years of National Monument designations around the country. 

What this boils down to is the federal government is looking at lands that past presidents (both sides of the aisle) have set aside to protect. 

These are wild, beautiful, historic and often very fragile places that we have decided to protect from development for the benefit of all citizens.

(Here is a little more information about the importance of national monuments.)

Currently, entire micro economies are built around these areas to support tourism, and these economies would fail without people from around the world traveling to see these places.  

Removing protections opens up these public lands to the highest bidder, usually some sort of mining company, to move in and extract whatever it is they are after.  

One of these National Monuments is Bears Ears, located in southeastern Utah. It is beautiful and unique and sacred to many native tribes of the area.

If you are not familiar with Bears Ears you can see an amazing website that Patagonia has put together here.

Another example of a place we are all familiar with that was originally protected in the same manner as Bears Ears is the Grand Canyon. It started off as a National Monument created from the Antiquities Act.

We definitely did something right by protecting that, so we need to continue to protect the areas deemed important by our past administrations.

What I am asking of you today is to please take a moment to share your opinion here.

The period to comment is open until May 26th.

This is our democracy, and we should speak our mind and help to protect these beautiful places.

Thanks 

Shaw Gravitt | Rebel Pine Coffee





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