Bears Ears National Monument

The contradictions of iconic lands
The contradictions of iconic lands
The photos inside two new volumes show the grandeur and vulnerability of landscapes like the Grand Canyon and Bears Ears National Monument.
In southern Utah, Navajo voters rise to be heard
In southern Utah, Navajo voters rise to be heard
San Juan County’s Navajo population has lived for decades with a minority white government. This election could change that.
Love wins in Idaho; ‘relief’ at Old Faithful; rural drive-bys
Love wins in Idaho; ‘relief’ at Old Faithful; rural drive-bys
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Utah national monuments face dramatic reductions
Utah national monuments face dramatic reductions
Cutbacks to Grand Staircase-Escalante and Bears Ears spark protests and lawsuits.
How to make sense of Trump’s changes to Bears Ears
How to make sense of Trump’s changes to Bears Ears
The drastically reduced boundaries don’t line up with what the public wants.
A new national monument – in Zinke’s home state
A new national monument – in Zinke’s home state
Interior threatens to shrink boundaries at Western sites, but Badger-Two Medicine might get designated.
How an ancient potato helped people survive climate shifts
How an ancient potato helped people survive climate shifts
Utah-area tribes explain the continuing relevance of North America’s oldest spud.
In monuments report, a skewed view of protections
In monuments report, a skewed view of protections
Under the Antiquities Act, landscapes like the Grand Canyon count as ‘objects’ that can be protected.
Key stories for understanding the monuments debate
Key stories for understanding the monuments debate
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has advised Trump to modify 10 national monuments.
Sally Jewell defends Interior Department legacy
Sally Jewell defends Interior Department legacy
As Obama’s policies are rolled back, his last Interior secretary reviews what’s at stake.
National monuments protect meaning, not just landscapes
National monuments protect meaning, not just landscapes
If Bears Ears shrinks, it will be to our national cultural detriment.
Details emerge on proposed monument cutbacks
Details emerge on proposed monument cutbacks
Interior Secretary Zinke says he will recommend reductions to some monuments, but not eliminations.
Do we have too many national monuments? 4 essential reads
Do we have too many national monuments? 4 essential reads
How might Trump’s administration unmake a monument, and what’s at stake? Experts offer some answers.
Legal scholars dispute whether monuments are permanent
Legal scholars dispute whether monuments are permanent
Courts likely will decide the fate of designations threatened by Trump’s review.
More than 1 million comments were submitted to Interior
More than 1 million comments were submitted to Interior
The public comment period following Trump’s order on monuments has closed.
Let the floodgates of protest open over Bears Ears
Let the floodgates of protest open over Bears Ears
96 percent of public comments defend national monuments.
Why the next generation needs public lands
Why the next generation needs public lands
Experiences in the wilderness are crucial for troubled youth.
Can Zinke shrink Bears Ears?
Can Zinke shrink Bears Ears?
The Interior Secretary hints at a smaller, scattered national monument.
Why we should fight against Utah’s war on public lands
Why we should fight against Utah’s war on public lands
And where to submit your comments to protect Bears Ears National Monument.
Zinke went to Bears Ears to listen, but supporters felt unheard
Zinke went to Bears Ears to listen, but supporters felt unheard
The Interior Secretary’s monument review is off to a complicated start.
Interior has yet to meet with Bears Ears tribal leaders
Interior has yet to meet with Bears Ears tribal leaders
Zinke is losing the faith of a tribal coalition as a monument review looms.
Fact-checking Trump’s Antiquities Act order
Fact-checking Trump’s Antiquities Act order
Trump and Sen. Orrin Hatch rely on dubious claims to attack national monuments.
Land transfer advocates steer their focus to monuments
Land transfer advocates steer their focus to monuments
A transfer movement moves to rescind monuments and weaken the Antiquities Act.
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