Save the Carrizo Plain

I’ve previously mentioned the current threat to 22 precious national monuments and 5 marine national monuments which are “under review” after a presidential executive order. I am particularly passionate about saving the Carrizo Plain, and making sure that it remains protected in its entirety. I’ve been there multiple times and this vast, empty and unspoiled landscape is such a unique and special place. So I’m trying to focus my attention and efforts on preserving this particular National Monument.

If you want to help, the Los Padres ForestWatch ( has a dedicated website online, at It contains everything you need to take action and make your voice heard for this gem of California landscape (they’ve included a terrific photo gallery as well). You can leave a personal comment there, and it will be forwarded to the secretary of the interior.

Beyond Carrizo Plain, the other national monuments under threat deserve your attention too, of course – particularly the still very young and new Bears Ears National Monument. For this purpose, please also have a look at “Land Almost Lost“, a massive 129-page free ebook with photos from all 27 national monuments that are threatened under this order. It contains direct links to the document folder where the public can submit comments.

We must preserve these precious landscapes. If we all speak out we can do it. Thanks for your help.

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