How many more monuments will Obama create?

President Obama invoked the Antiquities Act, naming his 16th national monument.

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Ah yes, saving the world for future generations of park rangers. With regard to future generations, think about this. 

The typical libtard advocates saving the world for future generations. Which means that he/she wishes to bestow a property right upon some yet to be born generation. But ironically, when that generation is born the property right will cease to exist. Maybe that is why libtards also support the murder of the most innocent amongst us–the fetus? Regardless…A Handbook for Ranch Managers

Little by little, piece by piece our cultural, social and economic destroyers constantly push ahead on all fronts. It is not necessarily a coordinated or even choreographed effort but always toward one goal–collectivism. Meanwhile, the “cold dead fingers” crowd gathers around the campfire to vociferously object over copious amounts of cold beer. 

Personally, I believe we need to revive the time honored American tradition of tar and feathers. — jtl, 419

The recent designation for Browns Canyon has conservation groups ready for more.

A coalition of local supporters ultimately swayed Obama to take action, nearly four decades after the area was first studied for potential wilderness designation. After several legislative attempts failed to bring greater protections to the area, 2014 proved a turning point for the canyon. Local rafting companies, conservation groups and local officials—including the mayors of the nearby towns of Buena Vista and Salida—called directly on the president to designate the area a national monument. By the end of last year, then-Senator Mark Udall, D-Colo., Senator Michael Bennet, D-Colo., and Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper had joined in the cause, publicly requesting the president to invoke the Antiquities Act, a mechanism that allows the executive branch to designate national monuments.Combat Shooter's Handbook

The new designation withdraws Browns Canyon from all future mineral lease sales and sets in place strict conservation priorities that supercede the multiple-use mandates by which the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management manage lands that don’t have special-status designations. Proponents of the designation had feared recently proposed mineral development and road building would hurt the area’s wilderness quality, fish and game habitat and river recreation economy.

Browns Canyon National Monument, photo courtesy of Bureau of Land Management.



The Betrayed: On Warriors, Cowboys and Other Misfits“They wanted to put a star on the map,” said Meghan Kissell, a spokesperson for nonprofit Conservation Lands Foundation, who worked closely with local groups on the national monument effort.

Many conservationists in Western states see the Browns Canyon designation as an indication of Obama’s willingness to declare new monuments. Here are a few of the communities hoping to put their own stars on the map during the remainder of Obama’s 23 months in office (not surprisingly, almost all are on the list of 14 monuments proposed in 2010, in a “vision” document leaked from the Department of Interior):The Essence of Liberty: Volume I: Liberty and History: The Rise and Fall of the Noble Experiment with Constitutionally Limited Government (Liberty and ... Limited Government) (Volume 1)  The Essence of Liberty: Volume II: The Economics of Liberty (Volume 2) The Essence of Liberty: Volume III: A Universal Philosophy of Political Economy (Liberty: A Universal Political Ethic) (Volume 3)

  • A coalition of tribal groups, businesses, local governments, conservation groups and local residents in California are pushing to protect the little-known 360,000-acre Berryessa Snow Mountain region north of Napa. The area supports tule elk, black bears and mountain lions a short drive from San Francisco. On Feb. 5, Rep. Mike Thompson and Senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein introduced legislation to designate the area.
  • In northern Idaho, conservation groups are working to protect the nearly 600,000-acre roadless area of the Boulder-White Cloud. Monument proponents say designation will help manage the encroachment of off-highway vehicles and block future mining of molybdenum. In a recent op-ed in The Hill, former Idaho Rep. Larry LaRocco called for the area to be “national monument number 17.”
  • The 200,000-acre Bodie Hills of central-eastern California provides habitat linkage between the Sierras and the Great Basin. Renewed interest in gold mining in the area has local groups like Friends of the Inyo working toward permanent protections.
  • A coalition, including a Navajo group called Utah Dine Bikeyah, is petitioning for national monument status for 1.9 million acres surrounding Cedar Mesa, collectively known as Bears Ears, in eastern Utah. (Another group, Friends of Cedar Mesa, hopes to protect it through an act of Congress instead, as a National Conservation Area.) The canyon-cut region contains important Navajo traditional sites and more than 100,000 archaeological sites, most of which are Ancestral Pueblo.

Alex Carr Johnson is a contributor to High Country News.


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