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National Monuments

Stonewall National Monument - Celebrating Love Over Hate

Dan Chu | Posted 07.05.2016 | Green
Dan Chu

On Monday, my teenage daughter and I attended a powerful dedication of our nation's newest addition to the National Park System, the Stonewall Nationa...

Obama Designates New National Monument At Stonewall Inn

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.25.2016 | Politics

President Barack Obama will officially designate a new national monument at the site of the Stonewall uprising to honor the struggle for lesbian, gay,...

The Power of Place

Theresa Pierno | Posted 06.22.2016 | Queer Voices
Theresa Pierno

There are places in America where events occurred that are so powerful, they helped shape our nation's history and culture--and must never be forgotte...

Upcoming Latino Conservation Week Shines Spotlight on Latinos and the Outdoors

Maite Arce | Posted 06.02.2016 | Latino Voices
Maite Arce

The kickoff of the third annual Latino Conservation Week, which will be held July 16 - 24, is quickly approaching. For those unfamiliar with LCW, it's a platform for organizations, business and government agencies to engage Latinos in our nation's parks, public lands and conservation efforts.

5 DC Monuments to Visit This Memorial Day

Kat Haselkorn | Posted 05.27.2016 | DC
Kat Haselkorn

There are numerous memorials downtown -- all with spectacular architecture and quiet significance. To help make the most of this Memorial Day, here are five of the most memorable monuments worth exploring in our nation's capital.

One Of Obama's Legacies: A Park System That Looks Like All Of Us

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.09.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is expected to declare the Stonewall Inn a national monument in the coming weeks. Stonewall, located in Greenwich...

The Missing Monument on the National Mall - A Tribute to Norman Borlaug on His 102nd Birth Anniversary

Kenneth M. Quinn | Posted 03.23.2016 | Impact
Kenneth M. Quinn

When Speaker Paul Ryan walks out onto his balcony on the west side of the Capitol, he has the breathtaking view of the National Mall sweeping to the w...

Celebrate, Not Denigrate, Latino Involvement in California Desert Protections

Maite Arce | Posted 03.18.2016 | Latino Voices
Maite Arce

I recently received the following Twitter message, "why does it matter the race of the people protecting our desert? I am so tired of bias." The Tweet...

Kosovo Prime Minister Isa Mustafa at the Oxford Union: Takeaways from his Speech on Socioeconomic and Political Issues in Kosovo

Samuel Ramani | Posted 03.01.2016 | World
Samuel Ramani

On February 22, 2016, Isa Mustafa, the Prime Minister of Kosovo made a speech at the Oxford Union, addressing a range of political, geopolitical and s...

Happy Birthday, Grand Canyon National Park

Margie Alt | Posted 02.26.2016 | Green
Margie Alt

On this day nearly 100 years ago, in 1919, the Grand Canyon National Park was born. To celebrate the park's birthday, we're calling on President Obama...

Memorials to Shattered Myths, New Book Examines Monument-Building

Kate Kelly | Posted 02.23.2016 | Books
Kate Kelly

As a nation, what do we commemorate, and how do we commemorate it? This is the thoughtful question posed by Harriet F. Senie in her new book, Memor...

Our National Parks - A Lifetime of Adventure

Dan Chu | Posted 02.24.2016 | Green
Dan Chu

Last year, visitation to our nation's more than 400 national parks hit an all-time high of 300 million visitors, generating jobs and economic opportunities for millions of Americans.

Three New Desert Gems

Michael Brune | Posted 02.12.2016 | Green
Michael Brune

California famously has an embarrassment of riches when it comes to landscapes. But as many a lottery winner can tell you, even the most fabulous wealth can be squandered all too easily if one isn't careful.

Celebrating the California Desert National Monument

Dan Chu | Posted 02.12.2016 | Green
Dan Chu

The year 2015 was full of amazing things, and thanks to today's bold action by President Obama, 2016 is shaping up to be another great year for America's public lands.


Carl Corey | Posted 11.17.2015 | Arts
Carl Corey

It's not what's carved in stone, it's what's carved into your soul.

Why We Must Continue To Protect Our Lands Of The Free

Michael Brune | Posted 11.10.2015 | Green
Michael Brune

The fate of the public lands around the Grand Canyon hangs in the balance as time ticks away on a temporary ban on new uranium mines in the area. Right now, mining companies are challenging that ban in court.

6 More Landmarks That Should Have Their Indigenous Names Restored

The Huffington Post | Julian Brave Noisecat | Posted 09.02.2015 | Politics

President Barack Obama restored the Athabascan name, Denali, to the highest peak in North America on Sunday. The name, which means "High One" or "Grea...

13 Stunning U.S. National Monuments You Didn't Know You Needed To See

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 07.27.2015 | Travel

You know about the seven world wonders, and you know about U.S. national parks. But U.S. national monuments are a whole other class of beauty that, to...

Obama's Legacy of Protection

Michael Brune | Posted 07.10.2016 | Green
Michael Brune

President Obama deserves a big thank you for these designations. But first, I want to point out that most of the work that went into making these designations possible didn't happen in Washington, D.C.

The Arts in Iran Are Defying Conservatism

William O. Beeman | Posted 07.09.2016 | Arts
William O. Beeman

The arts and cultural activity in Iran today have greatly expanded from the time of the Revolution of 1978-79. Many aspects of the arts challenge conservative religious authorities, but they are flourishing nonetheless to the great appreciation of the Iranian public.

On the Road to Red Rock

Michael Brune | Posted 06.19.2016 | Green
Michael Brune

On the road again! School was hardly out before the family and I had our camping gear packed into the rental minivan. Time for another western adventure to visit and learn about some of the public lands that the Sierra Club and others are working to protect.

13 Truths of RV Living

Julie Meyer Taylor | Posted 06.16.2016 | Parents
Julie Meyer Taylor

A week ago, my husband, my three boys, and I loaded all of our earthly belongings (well, it felt like it) into a rental RV and headed out for a 9-day cross-country road trip to see national parks and monuments. Almost every night we camped in a new spot, and every day we went sight-seeing. On the eighth and ninth days we drove home. As fast as we could.

Meet America's Three Newest National Monuments | Posted 06.10.2016 | Travel

In February, President Obama did just that when he used his executive authority to declare the Pullman Historic District in Chicago, Hawaii's Honouliuli Internment Camp and Colorado's Arkansas River Valley as National Monuments -- officially placing them within the country's National Parks System.

I'm With Stupid: A Dumbed-Down Definition of 'Monumental'

Todd Hartley | Posted 06.05.2016 | Denver
Todd Hartley

I've been doing a bunch of research recently on Browns Canyon National Monument, which many of you may not realize is now a thing. It's over on the other side of Independence Pass from Aspen, on the far side of the Arkansas River between Buena Vista and Salida, roughly.

Sweet 16

Michael Brune | Posted 04.22.2015 | Green
Michael Brune

Good things are worth waiting for. Local people had been trying for two decades to get permanent protection for Colorado's Browns Canyon (which has long been popular with whitewater rafters and other outdoor enthusiasts). Yesterday that dedication paid off when Obama designated 21,000 acres in Browns Canyon as one of our newest national monuments.