Yesterday, on the anniversary of the Antiquities Act, lovers of our public lands used their voice via blog posts to express their feelings on President Trump’s Executive Order for Secretary of the Interior Zinke to review 27 of our National Monuments. These monuments protect one of a kind artifacts of human history, endangered species, and unique flora found nowhere else. Whether you’ve visited them or not, they have played a role in the shaping of our past and the country we are today. These lands are for EVERYONE, regardless of race, religion, sex, or economic standing.

I struggled to write my post and I still struggle to write now. I’m angry and I’m hurt. I’m stressed out that these monuments may be dramatically altered, if not worse, before I have had a chance to visit most of them. I’m terrified where this review could lead. Why stop with these 27? Does this open up ALL of our treasured public lands to scrutiny and peril?

Luckily, many of the thoughts and feelings that are jumbled around in my head and heart have been expressed more eloquently than I am currently capable of by my fellow public land loving bloggers. Please enjoy their perspectives by visiting their sites at the links below. Special Thank You to Scott of Just Get Out More for organizing this effort. We implore you all to make your voice heard. Monuments For All.


Just Get Out More
Nightborn Travel
AZ Day Hiker
Nature Tech Family
Little Grunts
Mike Off The Map
Parks & Points
West Coast Hiker Girl
Campfire Guy
Val in Real Life
Sun Kissed Hiker
Bearfoot Theory
Terra Galleria
Wilderness Within Her
Southwest Dude
Modern Hiker
Hikes Across America!
Backcountry Petite
G Who Travels
Explore With Heather
The Modern Outdoors
Grayt Adventure
Illuminations from the Attic