Protecting America’s Iconic Places: How national monuments can conserve our natural heritage and 30% of our lands and waters
May 26, 2021
The Center for Western Priorities is excited to share b-roll footage reels of scenic wide-angle drone shots from our Postcards films on Caja Del Rio, Dolores River Canyon, Avi Kwa Ame and Castner Range. These resources are available for free for non-profit or editorial use. Please fill out the form below to access the video […]Learn More
A new report from the Center for Western Priorities finds that bills to protect over 16 million acres of public land in the West are currently languishing in Congress. Protecting these landscapes would bring the nation closer to achieving the goal of conserving 30 percent of public lands and waters by 2030, a scientifically-driven priority […]Learn More
The Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge in Oregon and the Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge in Nevada help protect a critical sagebrush-steppe ecosystem. Watch the short film to hear what makes this region so special and unique, and the importance of maintaining a healthy ecosystem between the two refuges for the survival of pronghorn and other wildlife.Learn More
The Northern Chumash people have been protecting and caring for California’s Central Coast since before the United States became a country. Now, they’re asking the federal government to protect California’s Central Coast as a marine heritage sanctuary. Hear from the chairwoman of the Northern Chumash Tribe and a public interest attorney about how the proposed sanctuary would benefit marine life, the environment, the local economy, and the Chumash people.Learn More
Avi Kwa Ame means “Spirit Mountain” in the Mojave language. It is located in Southern Nevada and is the place where the tribe’s first members are said to have emerged. Their stories are recorded in petroglyphs near the mountain’s southern edge, while one of the country’s largest concentrations of Joshua trees sits just west of the mountain. Hear from two Fort Mojave tribal members about why the area is special to their community and why it needs protection.Learn More
To reach the 30×30 goal, we must support the people and communities who are working tirelessly to protect places that matter.
That’s why the Center for Western Priorities created Road to 30: Postcards—a multimedia series telling the stories of everyday Americans and the places they want to conserve for future generations.
Enjoy stories of iconic places that deserve to be conserved, told in documentary style short films, podcast episodes, digital interactives, blogs, virtual panel discussions, and more.Learn More
Named for two iconic buttes that are visible from miles around in Southeast Utah, Bears Ears National Monument boasts one of the highest concentrations of archaeological sites in North America. It also happens to be one of the most beautiful and diverse landscapes in the world. Hear from two people who have been working for decades to ensure this awe-inspiring landscape is treated with the respect and reverence it deserves.Learn More