Resource Dec 4, 2017

A List of the 27 National Monuments Under Review

The Department of the Interior conducted an unprecedented federal review of 27 national monuments following an executive order on April 26, 2017, by President Donald Trump.

President Donald Trump issued proclamations on December 4, 2017, attempting to undo the following monuments, removing federal protections on roughly 2 million acres of land.

  1. Bears Ears, Utah
  2. Grand Staircase-Escalante, Utah

The Department of the Interior completed reviews of the following six national monuments and recommended no changes.

  1. Canyons of the Ancients, Colorado
  2. Craters of the Moon, Idaho
  3. Grand Canyon-Parashant, Arizona
  4. Hanford Reach, Washington
  5. Sand to Snow, California
  6. Upper Missouri River Breaks, Montana

The following 19 national monuments were under review, and their status is unclear.

  1. Basin and Range, Nevada
  2. Berryessa Snow Mountain, California
  3. Carrizo Plain, California
  4. Cascade Siskiyou, Oregon
  5. Giant Sequoia, California
  6. Gold Butte, Nevada
  7. Ironwood Forest, Arizona
  8. Katahdin Woods and Waters, Maine       
  9. Marianas Trench, Northern Mariana Islands/Pacific Ocean
  10. Mojave Trails, California
  11. Northeast Canyons and Seamounts, Atlantic Ocean
  12. Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks, New Mexico
  13. Pacific Remote Islands, Pacific Ocean
  14. Papahanaumokuakea, Hawaii/Pacific Ocean
  15. Rio Grande del Norte, New Mexico
  16. Rose Atoll, American Samoa/Pacific Ocean
  17. San Gabriel Mountains, California
  18. Sonoran Desert, Arizona
  19. Vermilion Cliffs, Arizona

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