The Mobilizing for Monuments Road Trip

Sharing the stories and spreading the impact to protect our public lands

In 2023, The Conservation Alliance, Rivian, Flickr and Nuestra Tierra embarked on a road trip from Colorado to California to advocate for the permanent protection of National Monuments. Meeting with local business leaders, elected officials, tribal leaders, on-the-ground champions, and recreationalists, the M4MRoadTrip was an epic journey across the American West. Now, it’s time to share those stories and spread the impact. Watch now below and join us in sharing the film and urging the Biden Administration to permanently protect these National Monuments!

Mobilizing for Monuments is a united effort of companies and organizations calling for the protection of millions of acres of public lands through the designation or expansion of National Monuments. Since 1906, National Monument designations have been used to protect landscapes with ecological, cultural and historic values, have increased opportunities for recreation and have supported economic growth of local communities. Monuments are most often designated by the President by them using the Antiquities Act of 1906 but they can also be designated through Congress.

The National Monument proposals called for by Mobilizing for Monuments are all locally-led and many are tribally-led. They expand access to recreation and preserve landscapes that protect critical biodiversity and natural resources and safeguard historical, cultural and geological sites.

In August 2023, Mobilizing for Monuments joined many others in celebrating the designation of the Baaj Nwaavjo I’tah Kukveni Ancestral Footprints of the Grand Canyon National Monument that protected nearly 1 million acres of federal public lands in Arizona surrounding the Grand Canyon National Park.

The remaining proposals currently being advocated for by Mobilizing for Monuments include the Dolores River Canyon Country National Monument, the largest stretch of unprotected public lands in Colorado and Sáttítla or Medicine Lake Highlands which would protect over 200,000 acres of forested land near Mt. Shasta in Northern California including freshwater resources depended on by millions of California residents and landscapes that are sacred and still used today by numerous Tribes like the Pit River, Modoc, Shasta, Karuk, and Wintu. Learn more about each of the monument campaigns being supported by Mobilizing for Monuments and how you can get involved here and at

Public Lands has been proud to join The Conservation alliance from the very beginning to advocate for these wild spaces and the communities that depend on them. The Public Lands Fund is also a member of The Conservation Alliance, donating $100,000 each year to support their work in protecting America’s wild places and outdoor spaces. 

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