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american monuments alliance


U.S. Department of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has conducted a review of 27 of America’s protected national monuments.  National monuments conserve some of our nation’s most spectacular lands including historically significant archaeological and cultural sites. For more than 100 years, both Republican and Democratic presidents have reserved these lands for future generations under the Antiquities Act. The Grand Canyon was first a national monument before it became a national park and was designated by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1908. National monuments are part of our heritage as Americans.

On the recommendation of Sec. Zinke, President Trump took the unprecedented step of removing protections of land within Bears Ears National Monument and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument (both in Utah).  Bears Ears alone contains nearly 100,000 archaeological sites and 85% of the monument’s protected land has been stripped which could potentially open it up to mining, drilling, and other industrial uses. According to a recent national survey, the vast majority of voters oppose the actions taken by the Administration. To be clear, all of the land protected in both monuments was already federally-managed land.

Our physical health, our social happiness, our economic well-being will be sustained only by all of us working in partnership as thoughtful, effective stewards of our natural resources.

RONALD REAGANPresident of the United States

The American Monuments Alliance is dedicated to preserving the American land from the mountains to the prairies. By joining AMA, you add your conservative voice to a growing coalition of conservative leaders standing up for our heritage and pledging to the following basic principles:

  • That the remaining 25 national monuments under review should be left alone, as they are today, without reducing the size or number of those areas, or changing their management

  • That public land belongs to all Americans and should be protected from big corporations who want to drill and develop the land

  • That our heritage as Americans is in the land and that it should be protected, not pillaged