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It's Time to Protect Our Wild Places

What do the awe-inspiring wonder of the Grand Canyon, the ancient beauty of California's Big Sequoia forests, and the smoldering giant Mount St. Helens all have in common?

These national treasures were all permanently protected as national monuments by a sitting President, and that’s why we are able to enjoy them without fear that they will be ruined by mining, drilling or clear-cutting.

President Obama has already taken steps in the right direction by making Forts Monroe and Ord national monuments -- but there's more to do.

The President can establish his own legacy by making some of our special places national monuments -- starting with a piece of the California Coast, Fort Ord. The site of a former army post, it's one of the last wild places on the stunning Monterey Peninsula: home to mountain lions, golden eagles and red-tailed hawks and prized for hiking and cycling.

Tell President Obama -- now is the time for him to establish his Presidential legacy by naming some of our most special wild places as national monuments, starting with Fort Ord on the California Coast:

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