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Release Date: November 30, 2022

Coalition Applauds President Biden’s Pledge to Protect Avi Kwa Ame

Today, President Biden pledged to protect Avi Kwa Ame at the Tribal Nations Summit, a commitment which takes the culturally and naturally significant landscape one step closer to a national monument designation.

Mike Murray, Chair of the Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks, issued this statement following the announcement:

“We thank President Biden for pledging to protect Avi Kwa Ame. His commitment to protect this sacred landscape is an important contribution to the preservation of Native American ancestral lands and the protection of hundreds of thousands of acres of land in the Mojave Desert that are rich in biodiversity, history, and culture.

We encourage President Biden to continue to strengthen his conservation legacy and ensure this landscape will be permanently protected by designating Avi Kwa Ame as a national monument very soon.”

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The Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks represents over 2,300 current, former, and retired employees and volunteers of the National Park Service, with over 45,000 collective years of stewardship of America’s most precious natural and cultural resources. Recognized as the Voices of Experience, the Coalition educates, speaks, and acts for the preservation and protection of the National Park System and mission-related programs of the National Park Service. More information can be found at