Obama created national monuments at Bears Ears and Gold Butte, sites with huge significance to Native Americans.
The staff of High Country News discuss the 44th president’s impact on the West’s land, energy and the environment.
While consensus supporting a designation grew, many Utah politicians argued that the president’s action is an abuse of power.
Obama’s efforts to help small-scale ranchers competing against Big Ag were blocked and ultimately fell short.
Keeping track of rulemaking, policy decisions and other last actions before the Trump administration’s inauguration.
Bears Ears isn’t the only local effort to get Obama to designate protections before he leaves office.