What is your voice?

What do you see?

Monuments for All

Photos From Contestants

Earth
Earth

Taken by Greg Russell: "The Anatomy of a Desert Storm"

"Caulanthus anceps"
"Caulanthus anceps"

Taken by William Spangler. "It's not just the beauty of that many flowers in one place or that this landscape - level habitat is important for endangered species pushed out of the nearby Central Valley, but the smell of Caulanthus anceps is a treasure unlike any other. The Carrizo Plains National Monument speaks to a wilder California and honors the pioneers who sought to change the land and realized its harsher edges..."

Gold Butte National Monument
Gold Butte National Monument

Taken by Greg Russell: "Today is the 111th anniversary of the Antiquities Act of 1906. This powerful, albeit short piece of legislation gives the president power to designate national monuments as necessary..."

Upper Calf  Falls
Upper Calf Falls

The Grand Staircase National Monument. Taken by Christine Fedor.

Flowers
Flowers

Taken by Julie Trevelyan at the Grand Staircase.


National Monument Photo Contest

 #monumentsforallphotocontest 

1. Post an original photo of a National Monument currently being reviewed by the Secretary of the Interior, Secretary Ryan Zinke. 

2. Share your original voice! What is stated in your caption that gives your National Monument of choice, a voice? What IS your voice on National Monuments and why do you think that they should keep their status?

3. To enter, include the hashtag: 

#monumentsforallphotocontest in your caption on any social media outlet.

4. What do you win? A signed book from Torrey House Press! You get to choose between RED ROCK STORIES or EDGE OF MORNING. The winner AND runner-ups will be reposted/shared by Torrey House Press.

5. CLOSING DATE: July 8th at midnight!

 

Why is the closing date

on July 8th at midnight?

 

.... Because July 10th is the final comment deadline if you want your voice to be heard. Here is in the necessary information in order to send your comments to the Secretary of Interior: 


1. Submit comments at http://www.regulations.gov by entering “DOI-2017-0002” in the Search bar and clicking “Search,” 

OR
 

2. By mail to Monument Review, MS-1530, U.S. Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20240 

OR
 

3. Tweet @SecretaryZinke !

LIST OF NATIONAL MONUMENTS UNDER REVIEW
Credit to The Washington Post

AMERICAN SAMOA
Rose Atoll


ARIZONA
Grand Canyon-Parashant
Ironwood Forest
Vermillion Cliffs
Sonoran Desert


CALIFORNIA
Giant Sequoia
Carrizo Plain
San Gabriel Mountains
Berryessa Snow Mountain
Mojave Trails
Sand to Snow


COLORADO
Canyons of the Ancients


HAWAII
Papahanaumokuakea
WWII Valor in the Pacific
Pacific Remote Islands


MASSACHUSETTS
Northeast Canyons and Seamounts


MONTANA
Upper Missouri River Breaks


NEW MEXICO
Rio Grande del Norte
Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks


NEVADA
Basin and Range
Gold Butte


NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS AND GUAM
Marianas Trench


OREGON/CALIFORNIA
Cascade-Siskiyou


UTAH
Grand Staircase-Escalante
Bears Ears National


WASHINGTON
Hanford Reach