Another chance for a new national park in Arizona

The Chiricahua National Monument could be our next national park.

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The Chiricahua National Monument is covered by distinctive hoodoos and balancing rocks. The national monument was established in 1924 in  to protect the area’s unique geology and cultural history and it could soon be Chiricahua National Park.

A bill to create the national park passed the U.S. Senate last year but it did not pass in the House of Representatives. Earlier this month, Senators Kelly and Sinema and Representative Ciscomani re-introduced the bill. We urge Senators and Representatives to support this bill and create a new national park.


Ellen Montgomery

Director, Public Lands Campaign, Environment America

Ellen runs campaigns to protect America's beautiful places, from local beachfronts to remote mountain peaks. Prior to her current role, Ellen worked as the organizing director for Environment America’s Climate Defenders campaign. Ellen lives in Denver, where she likes to hike in Colorado's mountains.

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