Support Our National Monuments
Take Action today to protect national monuments
Even with secretary Pruitt stepping down, our National Monuments continue to be under attack.
Tell decision makers that you oppose proposals that would weaken the Antiquities Act or rescind or diminish any national monuments.
There is still time to prevent actions that would have far-reaching consequences for America's public lands and the hunters and anglers who value these special places.
You can help by telling your members of Congress and the Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke that you oppose: 1) changes to national monuments that reduce protections for fish and wildlife habitat and sporting opportunities, and 2) legislative attacks on the Antiquities Act.
The Antiquities Act
More than 2.5 million American commented in favor of national monuments and the Antiquities Act in the 90 days leading up to the end of the comment period. Many TU members and chapters submitted comments through national and local campaigns across the USA. Thank you for continuing to support National Monuments. Read more here.
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 had 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: