Monuments

The wonder of White Sands
The wonder of White Sands
A photographer lovingly documents New Mexico’s desert national monument.
Bears Ears: An elegy for what was lost?
Bears Ears: An elegy for what was lost?
A book of photos explores the mesas and canyons of Bears Ears.
Latest: White Sands National … Park?
Latest: White Sands National … Park?
A bill could establish New Mexico’s second national park within a missile range.
A national monument that saves the last of the last
A national monument that saves the last of the last
The monument that brought us the ‘super bloom’ also supports rural economies and threatened wildlife.
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.
These six Western monuments face reductions
These six Western monuments face reductions
See photos of the landscapes singled out in the Interior Department’s recommendations.
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.
Close encounters with a scary fire season
Close encounters with a scary fire season
As wildfires have ripped through the West, take stock of what climate change has wrought.
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.
There’s no reason to go after national monuments
There’s no reason to go after national monuments
Trump’s review is cynical politics, not sound policy.
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.
Amid monument review, a pro-energy Interior emerges
Amid monument review, a pro-energy Interior emerges
Interior Sec. Ryan Zinke is filling his office with extractive industry insiders.
Drilling threatens Dinosaur National Monument — again
Drilling threatens Dinosaur National Monument — again
Old public-lands battles are rekindled as Interior prioritizes oil and gas.
The quieter monument battles to watch
The quieter monument battles to watch
What local leaders are saying about lesser-known areas as review nears its end.
There’s still time to comment on marine monument review
There’s still time to comment on marine monument review
So why aren’t we hearing about it?
Don’t let this uranium mill repeat history
Don’t let this uranium mill repeat history
The White Mesa Mill’s license is up for renewal under the Trump administration.
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.
Grand Staircase-Escalante was set up to fail
Grand Staircase-Escalante was set up to fail
How budget cuts, a divided staff and state politics hamstrung Utah’s biggest monument.
Giant Sequoia is a monument to why we need monuments
Giant Sequoia is a monument to why we need monuments
With few original trees left, the area exemplifies the need for protection.
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.
Eight lawmakers whose bills attack public lands
Eight lawmakers whose bills attack public lands
Who are the Westerners behind bills meant to weaken federal protections of land?
Outdoor industry pros rally for public lands in D.C.
Outdoor industry pros rally for public lands in D.C.
Amid threats to rescind monuments, Big Rec gets fired up over Bears Ears.
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