Urge Congress to Protect the Great Bend of the Gila

The Great Bend of the Gila in Arizona’s Sonoran Desert is approximately 330,000 acres of one of the most important cultural sites in the Southwest.

We are supporting enhanced protections in Congress. Chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) has introduced a bill to establish a national conservation area and to include provisions that would enhance the role of tribal governments in the land management process. This designation will preserve the region's deep Indigenous history, including rock art and carvings, remains of ancestral village structures, and geoglyphs, all of which are currently under threat of vandalism and destruction. 

Join us in showing support for the Great Bend of the Gila Conservation Act (H.R. 8719) by urging your lawmaker to support and co-sponsor this legislation. We've prepared a sample message you may customize to express your commitment to save this significant landscape for future generations.

Thank you for your unwavering support for the long-term preservation and stewardship of our nation's public lands.

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