National Monument

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National Monuments Fundamental to Roosevelt’s Playbook for Public Lands

President Theodore Roosevelt had a clear purpose. He once called public lands our “most glorious heritage,” and wrote “there can be no greater issue than of conservation in this country.” …

“Monumental” Wildlife Habitat Across America

National parks are famous for the opportunities they provide to watch incredible wildlife, but did you know that many national monuments are home to spectacular wildlife, too? National public lands, …

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First Atlantic Marine National Monument Protects World’s Oldest Vertebrate

It’s just another day under the sea for the Greenland shark, the world’s longest-living vertebrate. But September 15, 2016, is also the day that nearly 5,000 square miles of this shark’s …

Our Nation’s Newest National Monument

The Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument, our newest national monument, offers ample benefits and opportunities for wildlife to live and people to visit. The area provides habitat for moose, …

Confluence

5 Reasons This Should Be the Next National Monument

Monumental Push Made to Protect Colorado’s Browns Canyon

Weekly News Roundup: President Obama is on a roll and…

Newly Expanded Reserve Provides a Haven for Marine Wildlife

In a significant step forward for marine wildlife and our planet’s ocean ecosystems, President Obama last week authorized the expansion of the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument. The President’s …

Red Footed Boobie

Treasure Trove of Pacific Wildlife Need Your Support for Expanded Marine National Monument

It isn’t often that you get to mention four previous Presidents—Calvin Coolidge, Richard Nixon, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush—in the same breath as our current President, Barack Obama.  But …

Coloradans Want Browns Canyon to be the Next National Monument

For Bill Dvorak, permanent protection for southern Colorado’s Browns Canyon has been a long time coming. Dvorak is the National Wildlife Federation’s public lands organizer in Colorado He’s also one of …

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