On July 11, a coalition of organizations including the National Trust announced that more than 2.7 million comments were collected in support of our National Monuments. The comments were submitted to regulations.gov as part of the April 26th Executive Order reviewing certain monument designations under the Antiquities Act. (Note that batch uploads may not reflect the full number of comments, due to the how the federal government tracks comments on regulations.gov.)
National Trust for Historic Preservation President and CEO, Stephanie Meeks submitted additional comments to Secretary Zinke from the National Trust for Historic Preservation regarding all of the monuments under review, with specific comments on individual monuments: Canyons of the Ancients, Gold Butte, Grand Staircase-Escalante, Rio Grande del Norte, Upper Missouri River Breaks, Grand Caynon-Parashant, Cascade Siskeyou, Hanford Reach, Ironwood Forest, and Sonoran Desert.
Secretary Zinke is expected to present a recommendation to President Trump in late August.