Thank President Biden for Protecting Molok Luyuk!

In May 2024, President Joe Biden expanded Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument in California to protect Molok Luyuk, which means ‘Condor Ridge’ in the Patwin language. 

Send a message to thank President Biden for using the Antiquities Act to protect Molok Luyuk, which holds profound cultural importance as the ancestral territory of the Hill Patwin people and provides critical habitat to tule elk, mountain lions, black bears, and other wildlife species.

 

Photo: Bob Wick

Thank you President Biden for using the Antiquities Act to expand Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument and protect Molok Luyuk, which holds profound cultural importance as the ancestral territory of the Hill Patwin people and provides critical habitat to endangered species.

This expansion protects important cultural sites for Indigenous communities. Descendants of the Hill Patwin live here today as the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation, the Kletzel Dehe Wintun Nation, and the Cachil DeHe Band of Wintun Indians. Historic trails across Molok Luyuk linked these tribes to each other and the wider network of trade and cultural exchange throughout the region. Indigenous people from all directions have come to its springs for ceremonies and healing since time immemorial.

Please continue to honor the stories, legacies, and voices of local communities by designating and/or expanding national monuments such as the Owyhee Canyonlands in Oregon, the Dolores River Canyon in Colorado, the proposed Chuckwalla National Monument and lands adjacent to Joshua Tree National Park in California, Kw'tsán in Southern California, the Great Bend of the Gila in Arizona, and more.

Thank you for your commitment to celebrating and conserving connections to the nation’s incredible public lands and waters, and for continuing to provide long-lasting protections for natural, cultural, and historic sites, lands of great scientific value, and ocean waters that contribute to the ongoing and often-untold stories and true history of the United States.

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    Claire Watson signed 2024-05-18 19:40:40 -0600
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    Derek Gendvil signed 2024-05-18 16:19:30 -0600
    Thanks for all you can keep the Molok Luyuk wild for many generations to come. I know America needs to protect our Native lands & their people so that helps our economy for future generations. Plus it’s also helpful for the wildlife in the region, because it provides critical habitat for Native elk, lions, bears & wildlife species. I would like to thank the Biden Administration for doing their part in protecting these Native lands!
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    Mark Nessner signed 2024-05-13 17:37:52 -0600
    Thank you, but don’t stop there. There is so much more to be saved and treasured.
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    Kay Campbell signed 2024-05-11 12:10:31 -0600
    Saving National Monuments and preserving for the future is vital to protecting/preserving ancestral territory and native lands for all Americans to enjoy. Thank you for your compassion, environmental acumen, and action.
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    Linda Cronin signed 2024-05-10 15:01:33 -0600
    Thank you! Now how about protecting all wolves in the US?
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    Derek Benedict signed 2024-05-07 21:38:36 -0600
    Returning Native American land to tribal control is huge…but until then we must preserve and protect it in the meantime!
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    Thank you very much for listening to the concientious Americans who still value National Parks and open spaces that protect wildlife, flora, fungi, water and a sense of place. Thank you for all your difficult work as President.
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