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FILE - In this May 16, 2006, file photo, a Mojave Desert tortoise walks near a deserted section of old U.S. 93, east of the Coyote Springs, Nev., development site, about 55 miles north of Las Vegas. In 1990 ... But his cattle never left the range, much of which is now protected as Gold Butte National Monument.
Where are the signs to Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument? It's been over a year and a half since it was designated, and those of us in the Katahdin region are still waiting. The Maine Department of Transportation first said that it would wait to put up signs until results of Interior Secretary Ryan ...

In addition, the bill opens up sections of what was once the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument to possible commercial and industrial ... it was to protect the wild landscape, so remote that it was the last place in the continental United States to be mapped, from commercial development.
Arizona's natural treasures reach as far north as the Pipe Spring National Monument near Utah and as far south as the Coronado National Memorial near the U.S.-Mexico border. If Congress is not able to pass a spending bill by Friday's deadline, all would close. They would reopen once the government's ...
Majority of the US National Park Service advisory board have quit after they were ignored by the interior department secretary, members claim. ... The president declared an 85% cut to the state's 1.3m acre Bears Ears National Monument and a 50% cut to its 1.9m acre Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.
Any monument designation would be highly controversial given the divisive nature of the prototypes and Trump's plans to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. In addition, Trump has criticized what he considers the overuse of the Antiquities Act of 1906. Last month, he signed a proclamation reducing ...

On the recommendation of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, President Donald Trump signed a proclamation last month that shrunk the 1.3 million-acre Bears Ears National Monument by roughly 85 percent and divvied the monument into two smaller, disconnected units called Indian Creek and Shash Jaa.
U.S. judge in Nevada dismisses charges against rancher Cliven Bundy and his 2 sons ... standoff outside Bunkerville, about 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas, stopped a federal Bureau of Land Management roundup of Bundy cattle from public land including what is now Gold Butte National Monument.
Public lands are the crown jewel of the United States. People from all walks of life come from around the world to visit Giant Sequoia National Monument. Recently, I developed a friendship with a man from India who comes to see the giant sequoia trees every year. He fell in in love with the forest when he ...
When you read about the things U.S. Sen. Jon Tester is trying to do to the wilderness study and national monument areas, there are some things you need to know. Wilderness study areas were not, are not and never were supposed to be wilderness. These areas were to be studied by the appropriate ...
We are intimately familiar with the scenic and scientific highlights of these national monument lands that Trump would exclude: the Cedar Wash Arch would no longer be within the national monument, and the trailheads and the first half of the hikes to Tunnel, Zebra and Big Horn slot canyons also would be ...
Though some monument opponents are Native American, the sovereign tribes are the rightful representatives of their peoples, and they stand with Bears Ears National Monument. ... The Indian Termination Act of the mid-20th century championed by a U.S. Senator from Utah serves as a great reminder.
Festivities will kick off at 10 a.m. with a special program featuring music and remarks from the NPS, United States congressional delegation and park partners at ... Reconstruction Era National Monument consists of Darrah Hall and Brick Baptist Church, both located on St. Helena Island in the Penn Center ...
Public Land Roundup: National Monument Trimming, Biking in Wilderness, and the Pebble Mine ... in a statement. ”We will be fighting back immediately. All five tribes will be standing together united to defend Bears Ears,” Natalie Landreth, an attorney for the Native American Rights Fund, told USA TODAY.
After timber harvests declined, counties received timber payments from the U.S. Treasury that declined over time and have now ended. The drop in federal ... We thank Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke for his efforts to revisit the national monument, correct past over-reach, and follow the law. Commissioners ...
Jakarta's National Monument — where hundreds of thousands of Islamic hard-liners held rallies in 2016, demanding that the capital's Christian governor ... by his travels around the world, where he saw nationalistic architecture throughout India, China, Eastern and Western Europe, and the United States.
If we grow, we harvest, and we take the gifts that she gives us, but we don't ever try to hurt her.” Jordan said in an interview that she also feels a strong personal connection to one of the biggest political issues in Western state politics right now: the conservation of federal lands and national monument sites ...

“It's a historic moment for us,” said Mr. Jones, during a drive on the county's roller coaster dirt roads. ... in states with large native populations, like Alaska and Arizona, and to influence matters of national importance, like the future of Bears Ears National Monument, a conservation area in this county that is at ...
The notion that the prototypes could qualify as conceptual art might seem somewhat far-fetched. They were designed to United States Customs and Border Protection specifications, built to withstand a 30-minute assault from sledgehammers to acetylene torches, and to be difficult to scale or tunnel beneath.
Adding insult to injury, the Curtis bill employs doublespeak by purporting “to create the first Tribally managed national monument.” In fact, this bill completely undermines the ability of our tribes to protect the resources President Obama sought to preserve for us indefinitely. It does so by filtering our voice ...
"We backpacked in some plush, stuff animal bison and put in the frame to show 'well now there's no bison there' except we brought these little plush with us. So that was kind of a fun way to add some humor to this." Some photographs were the ultimate challenge --without the support of her husband she'd ...
After Bears Ears National Monument Shrinkage, The Fight For Redesignation Is Still On ... For Native American tribes with ties to the Bears Ears National Monument, 2017 was a year of whiplash. ... Where I'm located on my reservation, we have oil and gas development around us all the time also. But you ...
That's when the tribe sold it and adjacent property that would later become Glacier National Park to the U.S. government for $1.5 million — a deal some tribal members still dispute as illegitimate. Badger-Two Medicine is now within the Lewis and Clark National Forest. Zinke, a former Montana congressman ...
Bears Ears has attracted controversy since President Obama announced in December 2016 that he would protect the 1.35 million-acre site in southeastern Utah as a national monument. Republicans were quick to denounce the large, late-term declaration as a “federal land grab” and an overreach of ...
“Back then, we didn't know it was dangerous — nobody told us,” Mr. Holiday said, as he pointed to the gashes of discolored rocks that mark where the old ... administration that allowed Russia's nuclear agency to buy Uranium One, a company that has amassed production facilities in the United States.
BEATRICE — Thousands of visitors last August contributed to Homestead National Monument of America hitting its highest annual attendance on record. ... from the standpoint that people learning about us through the eclipse want to learn more about Homestead National Monument of America in person.
Yet, under the U.S. Department of Agriculture website for the Manti-La Sal Forest, advisory roles and tribal relations are blank. Local Utah Navajos and Ute tribal members who actually use the Bears Ears lands were extremely displeased with the lack of interest from our own tribal governments. Aneth ...
FILE - In this May 9, 2017, file photo, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke rides in the Bears Ears National Monument with local and state representatives in Blanding, Utah. Zinke is strongly disputing a claim by outdoor retailer Patagonia that President Donald Trump "stole" public land by shrinking two national ...
That's when the tribe sold it and adjacent property that would later become Glacier National Park to the U.S. government for $1.5 million — a deal some tribal members still dispute as illegitimate. Badger-Two Medicine is now within the Lewis and Clark National Forest. Zinke, a former Montana congressman ...
It is the largest rollback of national monument designations in history. For those ... "These abuses of the Antiquities Act give enormous power to faraway bureaucrats at the expense of the people who actually live here, work here, and make this place their home," Trump said, as reported by USA TODAY.
But earlier this month, US President Donald Trump dramatically reduced the size of the Bears Ears monument, shrinking the site by about 85 percent, down to approximately 82,000 hectares (201,876 acres). A second national monument, Grand Staircase Escalante, was also reduced by 39 percent to just ...
Bears Ears has attracted controversy since President Obama announced in December 2016 that he would protect the 1.35 million-acre site in southeastern Utah as a national monument. Republicans were quick to denounce the large, late-term declaration as a “federal land grab” and an overreach of ...
But, President Donald Trump ordered the U.S. Interior Secretary to review the size and status of dozens of monuments, and a leaked version of ...
“If Secretary Zinke had really consulted with us, he would know ... Gary Herbert to announce his plans to shrink Bears Ears National Monument.
After a four-month review process, U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke decided that previous administrations over-reached their authority by ...
The U.S. Department of Justice on Wednesday asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit from Advocates for the West seeking the information.
(A sort of twenty-sixth national monument–driven national park is ... two U.S. senators and usually the directly affected U.S. representative.
... than contained in any other U.S. national park or monument,” Ewing said. ... “Bears Ears National Monument has proven to be an unneeded ...
The intricate monument, featuring 12 black concrete pillars at 10 feet tall and 3 feet wide, will be symbolic of 12 U.S. wars. Officials are looking ...
The Bureau of Land Management has recommended closing 53,300 acres of the Sonoran Desert National Monument to recreational shooting, ...
One of the great values of the national park and national monument ... and Arizona, for instance, are some of the richest ecosystems in the US.
... U.S. Senator Tom Udall to Las Cruces tomorrow, thanking him for defending the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument and the ...
George Washington Carver National Monument is making plans for a ... prairie once covered more than 140 million acres of the United States.
“I was incredibly grateful when the president called this morning to let us know that he is approving Secretary Zinke's recommendation on Bears ...
The three of us drove our two cars west on U.S. Highway 40 to the visitor's center just inside Colorado. Then we turned north onto a blacktop ...
After visiting the diverse landscapes of Dinosaur National Monument once, national parks traveler Mikah Meyer knew he had to come back.
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Tuesday recommended President Donald Trump reduce the size and change the management of more national monuments in the western United States, and lashed out at critics of cuts already announced to protected areas in Utah. The effort by the Trump administration to ...
In Proclamation 9558 of December 28, 2016, and exercising his authority under section 320301 of title 54, United States Code (the "Antiquities Act"), President Barack Obama established the Bears Ears National Monument in the State of Utah, reserving approximately 1.35 million acres of Federal lands for ...
“Well, because of the fact that the limitations that are given on [Bears Ears National Monument] don't allow us to do the things that the Federal and Policy Management Act passed by Congress allow us to do,” Noel replied. “For instance, we're getting people killed every year here that get lost. We can't even ...
Officers have seized a marijuana crop on the Hanford Reach National Monument just as the grower was ready to take it to market. A U.S. Fish ...


 

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