Saturday, July 29, 2017

Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument: 27 Monuments Stop #27

Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument
Photo: U. S. Department of the Interior, June 14, 2017
CC BY-SA 2.0

National Monuments in Danger

While I shared Brent Rose's last two videos on the National Monuments in Danger Facebook Page, I've been a bit busy and am just getting around to posting them to the blog and website.

This was the last stop on Rose's tour, and one he didn't expect to make on his trip this year.  However, it seems the bug to complete the "set" took hold, and he flew out there to finish his tour of all 22 of the "land" monuments.

Apparently, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke does not expect to recommend any changes to this monument.  It is one of the few, so far, that he's made such statements about.

However, even after he makes his recommendations, the President can still do whatever he wants, and I fear that he will slash and eliminate everything he can, just because he can, and because he thinks it will fire up his base.

While the official comments period is over for the land monuments (it has been extended for the marine monuments, re-opening on Monday, July 31), there are still other ways to continue to fight for our public lands and for these 27 monuments in particular.

NPS: Katahdin Woods and Waters  National Monument Map (as of June 2017) - PDF


27 Monuments:



Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument

Secretary Zinke Goes Exploring (June 17, 2017)




U. S. Department of the Interior


Portland Press Herald

Interior secretary sees no need to reduce size of ‘beautiful’ Katahdin national monument (June 14, 2017)

The White House

Presidential Proclamation -- Establishment of the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument

National Monuments in Danger

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