Take Action! Support Our National Monuments
The Antiquities Act, signed into law in 1906 by Teddy Roosevelt, gives the President of the United States the authority to create national monuments from federal lands to protect significant natural, cultural, or scientific features.
On April 26, 2017, President Trump, by Executive Order 13792, has begun a review of 21 national monuments created under the Antiquities Act. Six California national monuments are subject to his review, including Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument covering over 330,780 acres of the southern Mendocino Range and within the RETU region.
As part of the review process, the public has an opportunity to submit public comments. In response, RETU developed and submitted the following comments in support of Berryessa Snow Mountain, national monuments and the Antiquities Act of 1906: