The Trump administration continues to show they don’t care about the land and its natural inhabitants. On Friday Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke signed an order that will allow hunters to expand the public lands where they can hunt and fish.
“Today’s Secretarial Order is the latest example of how the Trump Administration is actively moving to support hunting and other forms of outdoor recreation on public lands,” Zinke said in a statement.
“This means finding ways to expand hunting and fishing on public lands, improving access, and taking necessary actions to facilitate the enjoyment of these time-honored activities by any member of our society.”
Zinke said the order is to preserve the public land experience.
“There’s an expectation we need to look out 100 years from now to keep the public land experience alive in this country,” Zinke said. “You can protect the monument by keeping public access to traditional uses.”
The move comes after Zinke recommended in August that President Trump shrink “a handful” of national monuments.