Trump’s order on monuments shrinks public uses.
Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument
Two national monuments in Utah see huge acreage cutback in largest-ever reversal of federal monument protections
(Bears Ears National Monument Facebook photo)SALT LAKE CITY — President Trump signed proclamations cutting the acreage of two national monuments in southern Utah on Monday, Dec. 4, excising more than 2 million acres from them in the largest-ever reversal of federal monument protections. Trump undid protections for 85 percent of the 1.35-million-acre Bears Ears National Monument and nearly half of…
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke made his first recommendation Monday: Proposing a reduced size for the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah.