Can Biden designate national monuments on a whim?


By Gabriella Hoffman 

“Avi Kwa Ame holds deep spiritual, sacred and historic significance to the Native people who have lived on these lands for generations. I am grateful to President Biden for taking this important step in recognition of the decades of advocacy from Tribes and the scientific community, who are eager to protect the objects within its boundaries. Together with Tribal leaders, outdoor enthusiasts, local elected officials, and other stakeholders, we will manage this new monument for the benefit of current and future generations.” — Interior Secretary Haaland

In Episode 349 of District of Conservation, Gabriella discusses her first Fox News Channel hit, President Biden unveiling two new national monuments and the controversies surrounding them. Plus, the 2023 waters of the United States rule being struck down in Texas and Idaho but proceeding elsewhere. Tune in to learn more!

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EP 385: Ashley Hlebinsky, Firearms Historian & Industry Consultant District of Conservation

In Episode 385 of District of Conservation, Gabriella discusses her upcoming testimony in the Kansas State Legislature and brings an exclusive interview with firearms historian, jill-of-all-trades Ashley Hlebinsky. Tune in to learn more! SHOW NOTES WATCH: Special Committee on Foreign Adversary Investments and Land Purchases 09/27/2023 The Gun Code Connect with Ashley on Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter Senate Judiciary Subcommittee Hearing on Gun Violence Prevention – May 11, 2021 Cody Firearms Museum UWY Firearms Research Center — Support this podcast:
  1. EP 385: Ashley Hlebinsky, Firearms Historian & Industry Consultant
  2. EP 384: The Antiquities Act Needs Congressional Oversight
  3. EP 383: Great Smokies Vacation, Western Caucus, Stop 30 by 30 Summit
  4. EP 382: Power the Future with Rick Whitbeck
  5. EP 381: Save School Archery & Hunting Programs ft. Rep. Mark Green


Gabby Hoffman Clip on Fox & Friends First

FACT SHEET: Biden-⁠Harris Administration Takes New Action to Conserve and Restore America’s Lands and Waters

Secretary Haaland Applauds President Biden’s Designation of Avi Kwa Ame National Monument in Nevada

Biden creates national monuments in Nevada and Texas

Antiquities Act of 1906

Brookings Institution: President Trump has the power to shrink national monuments

AEI: Presidential Authority to Revoke or Reduce National Monument Designations

Opinion: Expanding national monuments could undermine true conservation efforts

Judge Halts Biden Administration Waters Rule in Texas, Idaho

IWF: Final WOTUS Rule Muddies Navigable Waters Definition


  • Gabriella Hoffman
  • Gabriella Hoffman is a Media Strategist and Award-Winning Outdoor Writer.
  • She hosts the “District of Conservation” podcast and CFACT’s original YouTube series “Conservation Nation.”
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