Outdoor Life on Public Lands

Discussion in 'Hunters Rights Forum' started by chuam, Jul 7, 2017.

  1. chuam

    chuam Elite Refuge Member

    Oct 27, 2006
    After all, you have repeatedly identified yourself as a “Teddy Roosevelt Republican.” The father of the Antiquities Act—the legislation that enables the creation of National Monuments —Roosevelt recognized that monuments are a tool to elevate the very best of our best public lands by giving them a status that allows true multiple use while protecting the integrity of remarkable landscapes for future generations. While I think it’s healthy to periodically review government decisions, I think you—especially if you emulate TR—would agree that national monuments are among America’s best ideas and entirely worth celebrating, not eliminating.

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  2. pintail2222

    pintail2222 Elite Refuge Member

    Oct 8, 2002
    Collier Co. Florida
    Depending on the designation of the federal land and the managing entity, there may be different types of restrictions on what that land may or may not be used for. In the case of National Monuments new contracts on uses such as mining and oil or gas extraction are generally restricted, although contracts that exist at the time of the designation can be completed.

    Twenty-six national monuments were reviewed under this executive order. On August 24th, 2017 Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke submitted his final report. While the report has not been made public, a leaked copy obtained by the Washington Post indicates recommendations of altering the boundaries of and or expanding commercial activities in seven monuments. They are:


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