Take a Stand for Public Lands
Sign Our Petition Supporting National Monuments
Cedar Mesa, once part of the Bears Ears National Monument, contains one of the nation’s most dense concentrations of artifacts and ancient cultural sites. Photo by My Public Lands.
President Trump has signed two anti-public lands proclamations. One would nearly obliterate Bears Ears National Monument, a monument that a broad coalition of tribes, sportsmen and other stakeholders worked decades to see established. The other would drastically reduce Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. This revocation is unprecedented and strips protections from 2 million acres of America’s public lands.
Take a stand, sign our petition and say NO to dismantling our National Monuments.
Bears Ears contains more than 100,000 archaeological sites. The land is sacred to five sovereign tribes who formed a coalition to protect it – the Hopi, the Navajo Nation, the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, the Pueblo of Zuni and the Ute Indian. Lawyers for these tribes have filed a lawsuit challenging the executive orders. They believe the president doesn’t have the authority to diminish or rescind monument designations.
Sign our petition and let the tribes know West Virginians stand with them!
With your help, we can demonstrate overwhelming public support for not only Bears Ears, but all National Monuments. Public lands and waters unite West Virginians across party lines – 87% of West Virginians believe National Monument designations should be kept in place. Sign our petition and tell Interior Secretary Zinke, Senator Manchin and Senator Capito that West Virginians demand they stand up for public lands. Sign the petition now.