President Biden Restores Three National Monuments

Secretary Haaland celebrates the importance of the sites. 

Last week, President Biden signed a new executive order, restoring Bears Ears, Grand Staircase-Escalante, and Northeast Canyons and Seamounts to national monument status. All three areas were reduced or unrecognized by the previous administration. The White House stated that these national monuments would contribute to the president’s goal of restoring and protecting tribal lands. The president called these “natural wonders” a “birthright of every American.”

In support of the action, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland stated, “The historical connection between Indigenous peoples and Bears Ears is undeniable; our Native American ancestors sustained themselves on the landscape since time immemorial and evidence of their rich lives is everywhere one looks. This living landscape must be protected so that all Americans have the profound opportunity to learn and cherish our history.” 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • That the president and his advisors seek God’s direction on stewarding public lands.
  • For Secretary Haaland as she leads the Interior Department in conserving the nation’s land. 

Sources: Department of the Interior, The White House


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