‘Live Monumental’ Campaign: New U.S. National Monuments

With a goal to collect more than 100,000 signatures for delivery to the Obama Administration, a renovated ’70s-era RV sets off next week on a two-month road trip.

Owyhee Canyonlands of Oregon
Owyhee Canyonlands of Oregon

The “Live Monumental” tour is sponsored by Portland-based KEEN Footwear. It will take a zigzag course from Oregon to Washington D.C., visiting five potential new national monuments along the way.

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Gold Butte in Nevada

The thrust of the project is to raise awareness for preserving public lands and bring the signatures to Capitol Hill. You can sign the petition online here.

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Boulder-White Clouds mountains of Idaho

Mountains, deserts, river canyons, and deep forests are among the wild lands that the “Live Monumental” tour is highlighting. Designating these areas as new national monuments would mean the protection of 3 million acres of land.

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Tour route

The locations include Mojave Desert in California; the Owyhee Canyonlands of Oregon; the Birthplace Of Rivers wilderness in West Virginia; the Boulder-White Clouds mountains of Idaho; and Gold Butte in Nevada.

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Mojave Desert in California

If all goes as planned the RV will be in Washington D.C. in September. The group will hand deliver the estimated 100,000+ signatures on a giant paper scroll to the Obama Administration as a physical representation of public support.

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Birthplace Of Rivers wilderness in West Virginia

Learn more about the tour, which will stop at each site as well as events like the Outdoor Retailer Trade Show or sign the scroll virtually to show your support to protecting these stunning wild places around the U.S.

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