On Friday, July 10, Pres. Barack Obama created three national monuments, bringing his total to 19. So far, he has protected more than 260 million acres of public lands and waters-more than any other president.
On this one day, he set aside 1 million acres of public land in three states:
- Berryessa Snow Mountain in northern California, a woodlands landscape about 100 miles from the San Francisco Bay area used for a variety of recreational activities.
- Waco Mammoth in Texas, about 107 acres between Dallas and Austin, where the 65,000-year-old remains of two dozen Columbian mammoths were discovered.
- Basin and Range in Nevada, around 700,000 acres of mountains and valleys, featuring rock art that dates back 4,000 years.
The administration has demonstrated its commitment to protecting special places-especially when local support is clear and strong.
For the last three years, the Idaho Conservation League has worked to build a strong base of support for the Boulder-White Clouds national monument. Let’s join together and tell Washington, DC, that we want the Boulder-White Clouds area of Central Idaho protected now!
Because local support is so important for an area to be considered for a presidential proclamation, your voice matters. The President needs to know that you support protecting this area as a national monument and why: what is it that you value most about the Boulder-White Clouds?
So take action now and encourage him to make this his 20th national monument!