Be a Force for Science – Speak up for National Monuments

Submit a comment to the Department of the Interior

The U.S. Department of the Interior is considering abolishing or reducing 27 National Monuments designated or expanded since 1996 under the Antiquities Act of 1906. These monument designations currently protect lands such as the Upper Missouri River Breaks in Montana, the Berryessa Snow Mountain in California, and Craters of the Moon in Idaho. As part of the decision-making process, the Department is specifically requesting comments related to whether the designated land includes “historic landmarks, historic and prehistoric structures, [or] other objects of historic or scientific interest.”

Changes in National Monument designations could have detrimental impacts on scientific research, education, and public outreach. Please share your valuable expertise and perspectives by clicking on the "Comment Now" button to submit your own comments on this proposed change.  In your comments, please focus on science and education and avoid partisan political comments. 

For tips on creating an effective comment, see this guide from the Federal Register.

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