- Donald TrumpPresident of the United States
- Sandy MoriartyMayor of Sedona
- Neil SinclairChairman, Save Our Ancient RedRocks
Save Sedona's National Forest from Further Development
Please help us protect Sedona's Red Rock Country with a National Monument designation and permanently protect this beautiful national gem from future land trades, devastating development and depleted water resources. You don’t need to donate money (unless you really want to) but please help us by signing & sharing the petition.
Special interest groups and their allies in Congress have been working the last 8 years to transfer Western lands out of the hands of the Federal Government and into the hands of some Western States. State and National legislators have openly stated that they want to control these lands and sell them. Now they have a good shot at succeeding because there will not be a president who will veto these damaging congressional bills.
The proposed Sedona Verde Valley Red Rock National Monument (80,000 National Forest acres) will provide much stronger protection beyond what is offered through the current amendable Forest Plan because it will permanently deny land exchanges for private profit and most importantly -- deny management by the State of Arizona.
This Red Rock National Monument will help to permanently safeguard the unique archaeological, cultural, biological, and scenic values of the Red Rock Forest District for everyone to enjoy for generations to come.
You can also email your Sedona Memory photo & thoughts to Info@soarrocks.org and we'll make sure it gets to a decision maker!
- President of the United States
- President of the United States
- Mayor of Sedona
- Chairman, Save Our Ancient RedRocks
I’m writing you to please designate the proposed Sedona Verde Valley Red Rock National Monument (80,000 acres) using your authority under the Antiquities Act. The grassroots citizens’ proposal has been delivered and contains the long, 30-year history of citizen efforts to protect this unique and extraordinary place.
A National Monument proclamation will protect this universally treasured area and demonstrate to our nation that the President of the United States supports public ownership and has the foresight and willingness to uphold the vision that our country’s most valuable asset is the majesty of its natural environment.
The Red Rock Ranger District of the Coconino National Forest, comprising the public lands surrounding Sedona, Arizona, is a spectacular place, loved by millions of national & international visitors. As the #1 visited Forest District in the nation, it is being loved to death. Stronger protection is needed to ensure that this spectacular landscape filled with biological diversity, groundwater resources, and cultural and archeological treasures will be managed by our Federal Government as public lands for the long term, to be enjoyed by future generations.
Public lands are strongly supported by Americans and especially Arizonans and Sedonans. Sedona’s recent Community Plan states protection and sustainability of this area is crucial:
“The environment that surrounds us (Red Rock Forest District) is made up of resources that we all depend on, and with the goal of sustainability in mind, these resources must be conserved for future generations.”
Presently, Arizona’s elected officials are not in agreement with their constituents on this. We Arizonans have seen a number of Forest land exchanges in our region over recent years that have turned over valuable, resource-rich and culturally significant public lands to private developers, with diminished return to the public.
The proposed Sedona Verde Valley Red Rock National Monument (80,000 acres) will protect the Red Rock Area of the Coconino National Forest from such harmful activities. A national monument designation will clearly provide protection beyond what is offered through the present Red Rock Ranger District Management Plan. Designation as a National Monument will permanently deny land exchanges and management by the State of Arizona if a “States takeover of Western Lands” should occur.
The Sedona Verde Valley Red Rock National Monument will help to permanently safeguard the unique archaeological, cultural, biological, and world-class scenic values of the Red Rock Forest District.
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