Save The Breaks
On April 26, 2017 an Executive Order was signed targeting national monuments and the Antiquities Act. Ryan Zinke, Secretary of the Interior, will focus on reviewing national monuments that are over 100,000 acres designated under the Antiquities Act since 1996. The Upper Missouri River Breaks is the only monument in Montana of this size and scale, and has since been placed under review.
National Monuments protect and preserve iconic landscapes, historical and cultural sites across the county. The Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument holds a wealth of geologic formations and is home to 149 miles of Wild and Scenic Missouri River which flows through nearly half-a-million acres of rugged badlands, virtually unchanged since the Lewis and Clark expedition.
Local communities, the agriculture industry, recreation users, conservation groups and elected officials and many more all worked to protect this Montana treasure. The recent Executive Order is an egregious attack on public lands by Donald Trump. We cannot allow this to continue. Never in the history of our nation has a president tried to rescind a monument designation. Once again, we are calling on you to help protect your public lands.
Take action with a personalized comment and we will deliver your comments directly to the Secretary so we can ensure all comments are received.
Please submit you comments on the Department of Interior' s comment page.