Protect Our Public Lands

Four days ago, Representative Gianforte proposed two bills that would leave 700,000 acres of public lands open to energy resource development, logging, and motorized travel.  Not only is the initiative itself problematic, but the process has been troublesome and secretive. Rep. Gianforte did not hold any public meetings prior to introducing this new piece of legislation, and […]

An Attack on One Monument is an Attack on all Monuments

Today a long anticipated attack on public lands took place. Two of our nation’s treasures were thrust onto the chopping block with a terrible outcome. Bears Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante National Monuments were dissolved with three monuments a fraction of the size left in the wake of this egregious attack. The Monument Review has […]

Save The Breaks

  The April 26th Executive Order which requires the Secretary of Interior to review monuments designated after 1996 and over 100,000 acres places the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument squarely within these parameters.  We can expect a “review” what this means is a bit unclear.  There is little precedence to refer to.  In the […]