Groups try to sway public opinion in advance of Thursday's NMon announcement by Zinke

With Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke scheduled to send his recommendations over the fate of 27 national monuments to President Trump on Thursday, groups are continuing to push back against the review, sending out press releases and mounting television ad campaigns pointing to the benefits that flow from, and support for, these public lands.

Outdoor clothing manufacturer Patagonia has made a nearly $700,000 media buy in Secretary Zinke's home state of Montana to remind him of his statement that "our greatest treasures are public lands, and in Utah, where the secretary already has said he would recommend a reduction in the size of the 1.35-million-acre Bears Ears National Monument and is expected to make a similar recommendation for the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.

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