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Join Forests Forever and other forest-conservation groups in opposing legislation that would drastically Pinnacles National Park, California (former National Monument) weaken the President’s ability to protection national monuments.

Contact your U.S. representative and Senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer and urge them to help kill this expensive, unpopular, and unnecessary legislation!

Sample Comments on this Legislation:

  • Please oppose [bill numbers, see above], which Congressional foes of conservation and new national parks have introduced to undermine the President’s authority under the Antiquities Act of 1906. This law allows presidents to bestow national monument status on some of America's most spectacular places. National monuments confer a high level of protection against development and extractive use, and often are a precursor to an area's eventual designation as a national park. Death Valley in California is a monument-to-park example.
  • National monuments are a powerful means of safeguarding America’s precious heritage. [bill numbers, see above] would violate that trust at great expense to the taxpayers. The Congressional Budget Office has estimated that implementing this legislation would cost about $2 million over the 2014-2018 timeframe. Additional studies required under the legislation would increase the cost of designating a new monument by about $300,000.
  • Please fight to kill [bill numbers, see above], which are an attack on U.S. public lands and potential new national parks. Presidents since 1906 have designated monuments to great acclaim, including Teddy Roosevelt (Muir Woods and the Grand Canyon), Woodrow Wilson (Dinosaur), Calvin Coolidge (Glacier Bay), Herbert Hoover (Arches and Death Valley), Franklin Delano Roosevelt (Channel Islands and Joshua Tree), Jimmy Carter (Denali and Kenai Fjords), Bill Clinton (Pinnacles, Giant Sequoia, and Carrizo Plain), George W. Bush (Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument), and Barack Obama (California Coastal National Monument).
Muir Woods National Monument, California

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Forests Forever:
Their Ecology, Restoration, and Protection
John J. Berger

from Forests Forever Foundation
and the Center for American Places