Maintaining the integrity of intact fish and wildlife habitat, migration corridors and large tracts of undeveloped public lands and waters is critical. Conservation tools like national monuments are essential to ensure the future of America’s hunting and fishing traditions.
To that end, Backcountry Hunters & Anglers has mapped six Western national monuments previously targeted for modification, reduction or elimination. Each of these monuments was designated over the last two decades to safeguard – at least in part – important wildlife habitat, valuable fisheries and access to great places to hunt and fish.
These interactive maps illustrate what we currently possess as public land owners – and what we could easily lose. Each map listed above highlights data on fish and wildlife habitat and hunt and fishing opportunity.
As outlined in this report released by BHA and a consortium of outdoor groups and businesses, when done right, the designation of national monuments can be a critical tool to safeguard important fish and wildlife habitat while maintaining traditional hunting and fishing access.
Monument maps found here: Bears Ears | Cascade-Siskiyou | Gold Butte | Grand Staircase-Escalante | Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks | Rio Grande del Norte
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