Secretary Zinke Announces No Changes to Sand to Snow National Monument in California

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8/16/2017
Last edited 8/16/2017

Date: August 16, 2017
Contact: Interior_Press@ios.doi.gov

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced that California’s Sand to Snow National Monument is no longer under review​ ​and that he will recommend no changes be made to the existing monument. The monument was under review in accordance with President Donald J. Trump’s April 26, 2017, executive order.

“Today, I am recommending that no changes be made to the Sand to Snow National Monument and that the Monument is no longer under official Department of the Interior review,” said Secretary Zinke. “The land of​ ​Sand to Snow National Monument is some of the most ​diverse terrain in the West, and the monument ​is home to incredible geographic, biologic, and archaeological history of our nation.”

Sand to Snow National Monument is located just east of Los Angeles in Southern California. The Monument was created by President Barack Obama in February of 2016, and encompasses 154,000 acres of land that is co-managed by the Bureau of Land Management and the United States Forest Service.