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National Monuments Recommendations Must Not Shrink Monument Boundaries

NWF has deep concerns about the reported Department of Interior (DOI) recommendations to the White House

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Wildlife Federation has deep concerns about the reported Department of Interior (DOI) recommendations to the White House on a series of boundary adjustments and management changes to several National Monuments.

Collin O’Mara, president and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation, said today:

“The National Wildlife Federation strongly supports proposed agency actions that would restore habitat, improve wildlife management, and increase access for hunting, fishing, wildlife-watching, and other low-impact recreational activities that improve conservation outcomes. We also support designating the spectacular Badger-Two Medicine area as a National Monument.

“At the same time, the National Wildlife Federation vigorously opposes recommendations that would shrink Monument boundaries or allow additional mining, drilling, or commercial fishing beyond what is already allowed under the law. Increased industrial-scale activities have no place in these special areas.

“Nearly three million Americans urged rejecting boundary-cutting recommendations that would unravel the wise conservation decisions of the past. We ask President Trump instead to enhance America’s outdoor heritage for future generations through actions that will improve habitat restoration efforts and increase public access for hunting and fishing where it is currently limited.” 

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