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National Parks Shutdown [link to story in bio] As the days ahead are unsure, please remember to treat our parks with the utmost respect and care, so as to preserve their beauty for generations to come.

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allisonpaolucci

Spring is almost here (I mean right?) Anyway, here's some nodding trillium (Trillium cernuum) one of my favorite spring ephemerals. Also featuring some cute virginia bluebells (Mertensia virginica) and ramps (Allium tricoccum). This area in The Rocky River Metroparks is in surprisingly good condition for a highly disturbed area and is well known to wildflower enthusiasts for the diverse and beautiful community of vegetation. Unfortunately, it is likely that this year you won't be able to return to this spot and find anything but lesser celandine 🤷🏼‍♀️ #preserveourparks #invasionecology #RockyRiverReservation

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zeles_z

This is sad and alarming news. Our current President claimed he would 'drain the swamp,' but instead has awarded cabinet positions to individuals who have a history of representing Corporate interests at the expense of the masses, the environment, and our collective future. This was witnessed recently (Dec. 2017) as Trump drastically reduced the size of protected national parks. The administration shrank Bears Ears National Monument, a sprawling region of red rock canyons, by 85 percent, and cut another monument, Grand Staircase-Escalante, to about half its current size. -- The decision to reduce Bears Ears is expected to set off a legal battle that could alter the course of American land conservation, putting dozens of other monuments at risk and possibly opening millions of preserved public acres to oil and gas extraction, mining, logging and other commercial activities.' Trump has effectively opened up the land to the true 'Takers,' the Corporations. •• Again, at every turn they seek to cut corners at the expense of everyday Americans. This includes, but is not limited to low wages that do not rise with the cost of living, disregard for the environment by lobbying for legislation that lowers their environmental accountability (who wants to drink from a toxic water source or consume food products that have been exposed to a toxic environment? -- and if you're one of the people who becomes ill, how will you fare if you don't have some sort of health insurance?), disruption of ecosystems (disregard for life at 'the bottom' of the food chain negatively impacts species at 'the top' of the food chain, which includes us), etc. you get the idea. •• we must meet these Takers at every attempt. Please become more active and hold your Representatives/Senators accountable for their votes on legislation. #bearsearsnationalmonument #preserveourparks #awareness #consciousness #socialjustice #nature #freedomthinkers #nationalparks #Accountability #thirdeye #indigenous #news #action #sanantonio #texas #USA #peopleoverprofit #ecosystem #balance #nativeamerican - select excerpts from: https://www.google.com/amp/s/mobile.nytimes.com/2017/12/04/us/trump-bears-ears.amp.html

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iseeyounurse

☝🏼 off-season exploring allows for moments like this— un-rushed, peaceful moments with plenty of time to sit alone and enjoy the beauty of the parks ⛰ #PetrifiedForest #PaintedDesert #NPS #KindaALoner #NatureNerd

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jennifergro

2017 was tumultuous, adventurous, and a catalyst for deep reflection. The strategic planner in me tends to linger too long on the opportunity costs of choosing a particular path to (self-) love and fulfillment. Sometimes, the whatifs and the maybes envelop my pleasure. Last year, I tried hard to say yes to opportunities as they arose, and I took chances that reignited my faith in my own decision-making. I also said no to some that, I admit, still make we wonder. Self-consciousness is both a friend and a foe. I can only try my best to hold its hand as I commit to moving towards being myself, and thank it for caring for me deeply as we fumble together along the way. #ihavetriedinmywaytobefree #selfportrait #pagearizona #preserveourparks #optouside

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allamere

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alwaysthebackstory

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zainelicious

“ Look deep into nature and then you will understand everything better”. - Albert Einstein - . . . . . . #lovenature #uplifting #amazing #nature #saveourearth #preserveourparks #getoutdoors #painteddesertnationalpark #nationalpark #arizona #roadtrip #2018

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beanwhowanders

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gollyghollyp

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lynleemay

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beanwhowanders

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theo.petersen

Definetly the most in-tent-se birthday I’ve ever had. 🎉 #tentrocks #optoutside #preserveourparks #newmexico #newmexicotrue #nationalpark

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protectingparks

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gollyghollyp

Tried to post this yesterday, but my caption didn't save. I blame it on political censorship. (Though it's more likely IG glitched) * Did you know that Glacier National Park used to have over 150 glaciers covering the mountains in Montana into Canada? Used to. There are only 25 active glaciers still in Glacier National Park; and there were just over 30 went I visited back in 2014. Try and tell me global warming isn't real with this in mind. And of course, Trump is just waiting for all of the glaciers to melt so he can take the land from the US Interior and NPS and make it public to sell. SMH. #politicalmessage #politics #glaciernationalpark #glacier #glaciernps #lakejosephine #Nationalpark #usnationalpark #nationalparkphotography #landscapelovers #lansscapephotography #nationalparkservice #goparks #nationalparkgeek #ig_unitedstates. #ig_northAmerica. #ig_Montana #visitmontana #discovermontana #Montana #exploremontana #travelusa #thenationalparkspass #preserveourparks #parkspreserve #protectingparks #protectourparks #usinterior #imonaboat #pictureourparks

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allenph1962

I've done a terrible job of getting out this winter. I'm distracted by our house project, and the winter has been less than beautiful, but it begins to eat at me after a while. The creative monster pulls at the chains, and if I don't get out and make images soon, I can't be held responsible for the mess the monster makes... just fair warning. . . So here's a nostalgic shot from a winter trip to Yellowstone a few years ago. . . Soda Butte Creek is like the gateway to Yellowstone's portion of the Absoroka Mountains, and I try and -- more often than not -- fail to capture the moody skies that are so common over those high mountains. The light here was more compelling than the composition, but good reflections are always worth a shutter click or two. . . . . #yellowstonenationalpark #yellowstone #nationalparks #usinterior #savethewest #nps #myynp #nationalparkalliance #nationalparkgeek #resist #saveourparks #preserveourparks #standwithnps #sodabuttecreek #absorokamountains #winterinyellowstone #winter #snow #winterphotography #winterreflections

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design.hype

Not enough days in a lifetime to appreciate the beauty of nature 💕 #pnwonderland #snowdays #preserveourparks #washingtonwonderland

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paisleighlove

Love you Nola but it's so flat here. I miss the mountains with every fiber of my being. Take me back to the Enchantments #mountains #mountaingirl #backpacking #enchantments #alpine #deadwood #gorgeous #nature #preserveourparks #alpinelakes #washington #leavenworth #hiking #ilovemountains #nofilter #pacificnorthwest #pnw

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beanwhowanders

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gowestsummit

#traveltiptuesday What to do in Utah in January...visit The Mighty 5! Check weather conditions and dress appropriately before heading out on your adventure, and remember to stay hydrated. Enjoy the peace & majesty of nature in your own private park.⠀ ⠀ #GWS18 #themighty5 #visitutah #visitsaltlake #winteractivities #utahactivities #utahtraveltip #explore #seetheusa #westernusa #traveltheusa #nationalparks #preserveourparks

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pamslifestyle

First moment outdoors in 2018. #honornature #mothernature #trees #preserveourparks

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beanwhowanders

// 2017 gave me a newfound appreciation for places i’ve never been, and for places that hold special memories in my heart. it was a reminder of things i didn’t realize i missed, and in a way i sort of feel as if i’ve found myself again not even really knowing i’d lost myself to begin with. grand teton is that and more for me. the overwhelming calmness and happiness i felt during my trip to this magical place was a wake up call for me, and i think that’s why it will always have a special place in my heart. 2017, you were enlightening. 2018, i know you’ll be full of even more amazing adventures and experiences, and i’ve never been more ready 🎆 . . . . . #reflectionsof2017 #2018 #newyear #greatyear #doinggreatthings #doingbigthings #letsdothis #goingplaces #happyplaces #grandtetonnationalpark #gtnp #mygrandteton #tetoncollective #westbysouthwest #thatsWY #visitjacksonhole #discover_wyoming #findyourpark #nationalparkgeek #nationalparklife #grandtetons #jacksonhole #jacksonwyoming #jacksonwy #perfectmountains #getoutdoors #exploremore #adventuremore #experiencemore #naturesbest

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vtanzerhoy

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sensitivebully

"In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks" Muir Woods | Mill Valley, CA #nature #trees #redwoods #johnmuir #muirwoods #bay #california #earth #greatoutdoors #preserveourparks

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mikempix

Mountains, snow, skiers, a tram ride... it’s a long way from the desert we live in. So grateful to share this time off with my family, especially to see this little guy appreciate the world we live in. #lovewhereyoulive #respectlife #preserveourplanet #preserveourparks even when industry and government refuse to do so. The private sector (that’s us) has to stand up for the natural world before we pave over everything.

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ollie10

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geopoteet

#yearinreview - #2017 started in the city I would eventually move to - I honestly never would have guessed in this moment. This pic was taken ten minutes after the park reopened after massive #pineappleexpress #elnino flooding. . . . #tbt #memories #hiking #nature #preserveourparks #winter #fun #redwoods #forest #friends #newyears #muirwoods #sanfrancisco #bayarea #marinheadlands #goldengate #california #usa #traveldiaries #wanderlust #adventure #keepexploring

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zeles_z

[Sound effects. Chuckles. 'Nice. That's dope.'] Every since I've made a more concerted effort to connect with nature, I have felt greater balance. More importantly, I've expanded my level of perception. Nature teaches us many things. Often times, many of man's inventions are adaptations of nature's greatest creations. Visit a park, forest, lake and just sit and watch. You'll notice everything you see will go on living perfectly fine without human intervention. Respect the earth, and demand the same from Corporations run by your fellow man. #hiking #nature #waterfall #yosemite #california #texas #atx #peace #connection #unity #preserveourparks #nationalparks #esoteric #responsibility #duty #oneness #chi #tao #

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newmanartography

Awhile back Lisa and I visited #CampSumter in #Andersonville, #Georgia. It was a #POW camp during the #CivilWar to hold Union soldiers. The history of this National Historic Site is horrific. It's really a must see if you are in the area. #PreserveOurParks #NPS #GypsyWind #NewmanArtography NPS Website: https://www.nps.gov/ande/index.htm

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allenph1962

Sometimes what we perceive as ugly is simply a matter of perspective. . . If you have photographed Oxbow Bend in Grand Teton National Park, you have probably overlooked this stream feeding the Snake River. Because most of the time you visit, it's a muddy little trickle that contributes nothing to the famous grandeur of this iconic location. If you saw it, you adjusted your view to remove it or minimize it in your final image. . . As I drove past it one winter day, however, the sun's glare reflecting off the barely exposed twist of this tiny stream nearly blinded me. Having caught my attention, I stopped, and evaluated this same muddy little trickle with a whole new perspective, for in the winter, it is no longer a mud slick, but a scintillating, blindingly beautiful little turn, carving through the untracked snow, capturing my imagination and my appreciation as it sparkled and shined its way along its brief track. . . Come spring when life returns to the Park, it will have once again shed its beautiful, snowy tresses and become the ugly little mud trickle once again. But I see it differently, now that I know its secret, wintery identity. . . And I wonder...when else have I made this same mistake? . . . . #grandtetonnationalpark #grandteton #tetons #mygrandteton #mygtnp #usinterior #savethewest #tetoncollective #nps #nationalparks #nationalparkalliance #nationalparkgeek #resist #saveourparks #preserveourparks #standwithnps #winterinthetetons #winter #snow #winterphotography #winterreflections

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allenph1962

Whatever it is you celebrate this season, and however you celebrate it, it is the fondest wish of both Janet and me this year that it is peace on earth you seek...and find. . . Happiest of holidays to each of you on Instagram, and most especially those special few of you who have made the effort to connect in meaningful and fun ways! You have made my year all the more merry and bright! . . With love, Paul and Janet 🕊💚🕊❤🕊💚 . . . . #christmas #happyholidays #winterinthetetons #grandtetonnationalpark #grandteton #tetons #mygrandteton #mygtnp #usinterior #savethewest #tetoncollective #nps #nationalparks #nationalparkalliance #nationalparkgeek #resist #saveourparks #preserveourparks #standwithnps #peaceonearth

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shopearthhero

Since day one, EarthHero has focused on giving back to the environment, while encouraging sustainability and responsibility. That's why we've partnered with 1% for the Planet–a global movement that brings dollars and doers together to promote educated environmental giving. From climate, to food, land, pollution, water, and wildlife issues, we aim to make a difference in the places it matters most by giving 1% of our annual sales to nonprofits that give back to the environment. We believe in putting our money where our mouth is. Join us in our quest for a healthier world. @shopearthhero @1percentftp #ShopSustainably #1PercentForThePlanet #GiveBack #ConservationAlliance #BringYourOwn #FairTradeCertified #Conservation #PreserveOurParks #ForThePlanet #ConsciousConsumers #BCorp #MyOnePercent #AllTogether #ConserveOurEarth

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thelisacole

Arches national park. We must come back. #moab #archesnationalpark #roadtrip #preserveourparks

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ourbarenecessities

Unknown to most people, Yosemite has more than one valley. #ourbarenecessities #optoutside #yosemite #yosemitenationalpark #preserveourparks #butt

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allenph1962

"Barn's burnt down. Now I can see the moon." . Mizuta Masahide . ==================== The uninitiated might not believe me when I tag this location as Grand Teton National Park. But those who know will look at this and think, "Oh, the mountains were obliterated by rain clouds, which freed your lens up to explore Mormon Row from a different angle." . . Sometimes it's a great thing to "burn the proverbial barn to ground" and be grateful for the new opportunities it affords, no longer stopped, as it were, by the roofs we sit comfortably beneath. . . May we all see the moon for the first time again. . . . . #grandtetonnationalpark #grandteton #tetons #mygrandteton #mygtnp #usinterior #savethewest #tetoncollective #nps #nationalparks #nationalparkalliance #nationalparkgeek #resist #saveourparks #preserveourparks #standwithnps #raininthetetons #mormonrow

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ashleyanneiordanov

I finally finished reading Terry Tempest Williams’ “Red” and I couldn’t help but reminisce about all my time in southern Utah and my evolving view of the desert landscape. One of the quotes especially resonated with me: “The wide-open vistas that sustain our souls, the depth of silence that pushes us toward sanity, return us to a kind of equilibrium. We stand steady on Earth. The external space I see is the internal space I feel.” #keeputahwild #optoutside #utahisrad #preserveourparks

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marycloverleaf

I love living near a park ❤ If any of my gal pals need a hiking buddy and good scenery, I'm up for it 😊 #weightlossjourney #healthierme #happierme #mothernature #saveourplanet #preserveourparks #outdoors #nocabinfever #fitnessjourney #mudrun

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jazruth

When you find the remnants of a giant just waiting to be explored 🌲 #moretreesplease #wildandfree #preserveourparks #resist

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elevatedmom

Walking through Garden of The Hods today I noticed hundreds of instances of vandalism. While I was standing looking at this rock, several little girls under 10 showed up to stand next to my kiddos and look at the rock to, and here is where I found our problem. The little girls pointed at the graffiti and told their dad "how cool" it was. Instead of being a parent, he AGREED and said, "come on. Let's see if we can find a spot to carve our name." And they went farther down the trail. WTF?!?! People who vandalize public parks, are not "cool" they are assholes. I was so shocked! #gardenofthegods #vandalism #vandalsareassholes #disrespectful #coloradosprings #preserveourparks

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educatedearthling

When all of our resources are polluted, chopped down, or dead....then what? . We’ll die too. 💔

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tinselrage

Detail shot from this piece I’m slowly chipping away at, inspired by a vacation to the Hoh Rainforest and Olympic National Park when I was a kid. Memories get distorted as you grow older, so what I remember is probably very far off from what the forest is actually like. I remember mushy, wet, green growth with mushrooms and moss everywhere-and the fluffiest caterpillars you could ever imagine. . . #wip #mushrooms #chantrelles #wildmushroom #fungi #moss #deerskull #ferns #pacificnorthwest #pnw #olympicnationalpark #hohrainforest #temperaterainforest #rainforest #preserveourparks #nationalpark #acrylicpainting #botanicalart #ecology #conservation #conservationart

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pastelbyvalerie

“Reflective Pause” SOLD but prints are available. Pastel painting by Valerie. While sitting there painting this, I noticed most tourists came up, took a selfy, turned around and left. I don’t know if they really saw it. No time for a Reflective Pause. #mtmoran #mountmoran #wyoming #grandtetons #grandtetonnationalpark #reflection #mountain #snakeriver #landscape #riverside #riverbank #nationalpark #fineart #pastelbyvalerie #pastel #pastelpainting #pastelart #awardwinningartist #preserveourparks #saveourparks #fucktrump

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bigeyesblueskys

Ha! Caught on camera! 😳 I don't think I will ever get tired of exploring this park! #joshuatree #preserveourparks #hiking #winterincalifornia #photography #photographer #ihatephotosofme #explore #adventure #camping

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mourning2mobilizing

Visit their bio to #useyourvoice ! Protect our national monuments 🏜⛰🏕 #NRDC #protectpubliclands #nationalmonument #preserveourparks #preserveourculture #preserveourenvironment #preserveourplanet #cleanair #cleanwater Reposting @nrdc_org . ・・・ This weekend, NRDC staff were on the ground at a rally at the Utah State Capitol to protest Trump's expected action to shrink our national monuments and open these public lands to drilling and destruction. To take action and add your voice to this critical fight, visit the link in our profile. #StandWithBearsEars

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driftedearth

A trip to Grand Escalante is nothing to take for granted. It will teach you what "remote" really means, the true serenity of silence, the nature of survival, and the power of water for carving and shaping landscapes. There are many things I learned here that life has never taught or shown me before. It was like a history book in real life as water traveled thousands of years to seep from cracks in the rocks, petrified wood scattered the land withstanding millions of years and allowed the imagination to visualize old landscapes when the land and vegetation was lush. This place is our land. Don't let Trump fool you! This land deserves to be protected from industry and development. Drifted Earth stands by this and believes our future generations deserve to learn from this unique land for years to come! Support our parks by going to Patagonia.com to learn more. • • • #unacceptable #trump #getoutside #exploremore #seekbeauty #seeknature #escalante #grandescalante #utah #preserveourparks #preserveourland #hikemore #loveyourparks #savetheplanet #escalanteutah #naturelovers #exploreusparks #patagonia #lovethyplanet #lovelyplanet #nature #freedom

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trodgers11

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annikakathleen

You are on my mind, always ❤ SWIPE ➡️ to see some cool petroglyphs 🌌 . . Nature is the cheapest therapy in my book 👐 . . I'm all for preserving nature & history no matter who's in control 🏜🌲🌱🗻🏞🌎 . . #nature #preserveourparks #utah

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carmexplores

Sand to Snow National Monument sits right on the San Andres Fault. The fault brings groundwater to the surface. Water here makes Sand to Snow an ecological wonderland in the middle of the desert. 😍 #supportnationalmonuments

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motorcyclistonline

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bmwmotorcyclegirl

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sonilla

Canada, you’ve shown me there are plenty of places to stay wild here. -And that y’all came up with Basketball and Winnie the Pooh. Who knew? Onward, to the next adventure... #womenwhoexplore #neverstopexploring #Canada #canada150 #staywild #nationalparks #preserveourparks #yohonationalpark #adventureswithmusi #wilderness #wheretonext #someplacewarm #nomad #nature 📷 @alansilmann

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girlbandreject

Thank you @patagonia for giving the middle finger to that psychopath and his single-celled minions who deny and deny this planet is fragile and precious 🖕🖕🖕 #patagonia #TheyStoleYourLand #preserveourparks #resist

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yes_to_donuts

We live in a big and beautiful country. It's no surprise that we here on Y2D support our National Parks. Hell, Beth basically lived in them for a year. That's why the thought of any of them being downsized simply horrifies us. Support your parks and preserve the land that we are so lucky to explore. #yes_to_donuts #yestonationalparks #escalante Photo: @runawayalice

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aafontes

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janeeroberti

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photosbykag

www.Patagonia.com. If you love the outdoors and national parks then donate to a group that protects them now. Sierra club for example? Many people want to fight this but it takes money and attorneys. What’s next, Yellowstone? Yosemite? Bryce, Zion? #landgrab #preserveourparks #resist #bearsearsnationalmonument #grandescalantenationalmonument

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lucky21b_photo

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kbsorrells

Take some time today to #christmasshop one of my #favorite outdoor brands 👉🏼👉🏼 #patagonia or if not, just take some time to click the #link in my profile to become more informed (and straight up angry) about what is happening in our nation! 😊 #buildingawareness #nationalmonumentsmatter #notsponsered #justapissedoffamerican #preserveourparks #travel #thisisnotmyphoto 📷🌄

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kathrynbrinton

Was disappointed to hear about the shrinking of our federally protected monuments in Utah. @emkvt and I love exploring public lands and have many fond memories from adventures in Utah specifically. This is a shot from a previous trip to Zion National Park. America is full of incredible, diverse landscapes—we should continue striving to preserve them.

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morgan_moonstone

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kaminskiphotography

Another sucker punch by our wonderful president! Nearly 80percent of Bears Ears being taken away and 50 percent of Grand Staircase Escalante. When will this madness end?!? Maybe when the rivers turn black or instead of mountain views it's views of strip mines. What a disaster for future generations, and it's only the beginning. Sad day for America 😔 #savebearsears #savegrandstaircase #dumptrump

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shenoahs

Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument. This is by far one of my most favorite areas of Utah. #savegrandstaircase #standwithbearsears

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shenoahs

I’m not a fan of location sharing. This one is Bears Ears National Monument. Which they are trying to massively reduce. This and 7 other ruins ranging from 2500 to 700 years old are located in Bears Ears National Monument It would be a shame to have this and Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument taken away from us. #standwithbearsears #savegrandstaircase

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lekonaleb

Monument Valley in the Utah- Arizona border is another natural park that made us feel very tiny, as we stood beside those red sandstone buttes. We’re amazed on how nature could form into such beauty. We’re thankful for the efforts in preserving parks like these, and hopeful that our leaders of today and the future would appreciate and support the protection and preservation of the parks - tribal parks, national or state parks, and other natural parks, for the enjoyment of the present and future generations. #preserveourparks #monumentvalley #utah #utahsdlp #february2016sallydave

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allenph1962

Today was a dark day in the history of public lands and conservation. The land we lost -- 1.3 million acres -- was not returned to the people of Utah because they can care best for the land they love. The land we lost was bought and paid for by the wealthy donors of the Republican Party, those who would either fence it to keep you and me out, or worse, destroy it for profit, extracting oil, gas, uranium, and anything else they hope to sell. . . We forget that the land that was designated as National Monuments was either already federal land, or it was deeded legally. The monuments are not created by "land grabs," suggesting private citizens lost their property. No, these were already public, but they were elevated to a higher level of protection, to ensure their beauty, and the protection of fragile ecosystems and sacred cultural significance. But it also precluded oil, gas and mineral extraction. And Trump and his donors couldn't tolerate that. . . Always follow the money, and you'll discover what motivates powerful people. Always. . . For today, Grand Teton National Park (where this image was taken) is safe, but it's not a guaranteed safety. There are privately held mineral claims in the park, and should they be developed, OUR dedicated park scientists and managers cannot oversee the work to ensure minimal disruption. They could, until this Administration took that ability away. . . If you love public lands, you cannot afford to be silent. . . #grandtetonnationalpark #grandteton #tetons #mygrandteton #mygtnp #usinterior #savethewest #tetoncollective #nps #nationalparks #nationalparkalliance #nationalparkgeek #resist #saveourparks #preserveourparks #standwithnps #cryforbearsears

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