American Long Distance Hiking Association - West

"Monumental" Opportunity for Comments

30 May 2017 12:10 PM | Bob Turner (Administrator)

Review of Certain National Monuments Established Since 1996; Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment

Charles Baker - Editor

The Department of the Interior (DOI), has issued a notice to the public that it is inviting public comment on 27 National Monuments which are under review.  The review is to determine if policy has been conformed to and “to formulate recommendations for Presidential actions, legislative proposals, or other appropriate actions to carry out that policy.”  The deadline for the Bears Ears Monument in Utah has passed, however, the remaining 26 monuments have a submission deadline of July 10, 2017.

Fiddler Cove Canyon, Bears Ear National Monument, Utah

To review this Notice and submit written comments, please go online to and entering “DOI-2017-0002” in the Search Bar and click “Search.”  Please be aware that any personal information you submit in your comment – such as your name, address, phone number, email address, or other – may be made publicly available at any time.

The following National Monuments are being reviewed:

Your comments are a way to “have your voice be heard,” and may include your views on a range of topics; share your individual experiences in these areas, the importance of protecting public lands for your and future generations, the protection of historic and sacred sites, economic benefits, or perhaps your opinion of this review.  Whether your interest is hiking on the surface or diving below the waves, this review is an opportunity to lend your voice of support to our wilderness areas.

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