REI Applauds the Biden Administration for Restoration of National Monuments
Oct 12, 2021
REI Co-op applauds the Biden Administration for preserving the integrity of the Antiquities Act and restoring the boundaries of the Bears Ears, Grand Staircase-Escalante, and Northeast Canyons and Seamounts National Monuments. This is a victory for all those who care about protecting public lands and waters.
We recognize the Native American communities who stewarded these lands for generations and led the campaign to restore their protections.
REI is proud to have spoken out in solidarity with them—along with tens of thousands of our members, hundreds of businesses and millions of other Americans—to resist the prior Administration’s efforts to shrink these and other monument designations. We congratulate the Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition, Access Fund, Outdoor Alliance, Wilderness Society and all those who contributed to this collective effort.
At REI, our mission is to connect every person to the power of the outdoors and engage them in the fight to protect it. The co-op looks forward to harnessing the power of the Cooperative Action Network in support of more inclusive and collaborative stewardship of our public lands.
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