1.    Q: Will there be a Monument entry fee?

A: We will not be proposing an entry fee. We intend to work with the Forest Service on integration with the existing Red Rock Pass system.

  1.    Q: Who manages the National Monuments?

A: In almost all cases, the agency that is managing the land before it becomes a National Monument continues to manage the land after it becomes a National Monument. National Monuments can be managed by one of four agencies: The National Park Service, The U.S. Forest Service, The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, The Bureau of Land Management.

  1.    Q: How many National Monuments are there?

A: There are, as of March 2016, 121 National Monuments.

  1.    Q: What kind of development is allowed in a National Monument?

A: National Monuments protect “existing rights,” meaning, whatever you legally did before it was protected as a National Monument.

  1.    Q: How can I help

A: There are many ways you can help. Please go to the menu bar on the top of every page and click “Help Make it Happen.” There you can:

  • Sign our petition. Click here or, on the menu bar, please click on the “Help Make it Happen” button. On the “Help Make it Happen” page, click on “Sign our Petition.”
  • Tell your friends and encourage them to get involved. Click here or, on the menu bar, please click on the “Help Make it Happen” button. On the “Help Make it Happen” page, click on “Tell Your Friends.”
  • Donate monetarily. Click here or, on the menu bar, please click on the “Donate” button. It will take you to the donate page.
  • Send a letter to our governmental decision makers. Click here or, on the menu bar, please click on the “Help Make it Happen” button. On the Help Make it Happen page, click on “Sign our Letter.”
  • Volunteer your time and talent to help the cause. Click here or, on the menu bar, please click on the “Help Make it Happen” button. On the “Help Make it Happen” page, click on “Volunteer.”
  1.    Q: Are my donations tax deductible?

A: Yes! Your Tax donation is tax deductible. Deductible donations are made to Save Our Ancient RedRocks (SOAR) – the 501c3 nonprofit organization that supports the Coalition for Permanent Protection of the National Forest in the Sedona Red Rock Area (Coalition). Your donation assists our efforts to preserve and permanently protect the extraordinary and beautiful mountains, forests, antiquities and watersheds in and around the Sedona-Verde Valley region.