Chipping away at our national monuments

This week was a double-whammy for our national monuments. First, a bill targeting the monuments was sent to the House floor for debate. Then, a move to make the monuments review more transparent was rejected. On October 11th a bill was passed by the House Committee on Natural Resources. H.R. 3990, or the “National Monument Creation…

mojave desert landscape

The fund that pieces together America’s national parks

Look at the usual map of a national park and it seems to be an oasis of completely protected land. But within some of these incredible spaces, there is still privately-owned land. Managing the borders of these private parcels is a huge job for parks. Parks are increasingly interested in owning such parcels to preserve…

Creatives in the desert: A guide to Reading the Landscape

Georgia O’Keefe’s groundbreaking depictions of the desert in the 1930s made the art world sit up and take notice of the potential of this landscape. Today, the desert is attracting a growing number of artists from all disciplines. So much so, that there’s even an annual conference in San Bernardino County devoted to harnessing that…

The National Monuments Upheaval, Explained

Trying to make sense of the national monument review process is like trying to avoid stepping on a scorpion in the dark. In other words, our government is making it really hard for the public to see what is going on. Here’s what we know so far. And what you can do. In April, President Trump…