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  • National Monuments: Good for the Soul—and the Economy

    One of my favorite activities when ringing in a new year is planning adventures for my family and me for the next 12 months. Maybe we'll explore a wilderness area we've never been to—or perhaps one of the nation’s newest national monuments, such as Gold Butte in Nevada or Maine's Katahdin Woods and Waters. Read More

  • Two New Monument Expansions Safeguard Broader Landscapes

    On January 12, 2017, President Barack Obama expanded two national monuments in California and Oregon -- the California Coastal and Cascade-Siskiyou national monuments. Efforts to preserve lands and waters surrounding these two areas have been ongoing for years. The expansions were announced along with three Civil War, Reconstruction, and Civil Rights-era designations. Read More

  • 5 Reasons to Protect Northern Nevada

    Local advocates are working in Douglas, Pershing, and Washoe counties in northern Nevada to convince the U.S. Congress to pass public lands legislation that would expand recreational opportunities, conserve wild lands and wildlife habitat, and promote economic development. Here are five reasons that Congress should protect this area. Read More

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Susan Whitmore

Director, Communications