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  • On Presidents Day, a Chance to Celebrate National Monuments

    Presidents Day originated as a celebration of George Washington’s birthday, but today many Americans use the holiday to honor the lives and achievements of all of the country’s chief executives. Often, that involves visiting national monuments—special places around the country that presidents from both major political have designated using the Antiquities Act of 1906. Read More

  • Five Reasons to Protect the California Desert

    The next move in a multi-decade effort to ensure a balance between conservation and the responsible use of California’s desert is up to Congress. Last month, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) introduced the California Desert Protection and Recreation Act, which builds on President Barack Obama’s designation last year of three national monuments in the California desert. Read More

  • 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

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