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The President Is Expected to Announce Cuts to Our National Monuments Today
President Plans to Cut Crucial Areas from Two of Our National Monuments Two of the nation’s most scientifically significant landscapes — the Kaiparowits Plateau and Cedar Mesa — could be largely stripped of hard-won protections when President Donald Trump appears in Utah on Monday to announce...
Utah Requests Bears Ears Be Reduced in Area by Ninety Percent
State of Utah Requests Bears Ears Be Reduced in Area by Ninety Percent If maps Utah has submitted to the Interior Department are a guide, Bears Ears National Monument will be drastically cut in size. The state’s vision, shared with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, is to shrink Bears Ears to one-ten...
President Obama Declares Three New National Monuments in California
President Obama Declares Three New National Monuments in California President Obama has set aside more of America’s lands and waters for conservation protection than any of his predecessors, and he is preparing to do even more before he leaves office next year. The result may be one of the most ex...
A Look at the Attack on the Antiquities Act
A Look at the Attack on the Antiquities Act Some in congress want to change a bill that allows presidents to designate national monuments. Should we care? Some in congress want to change a bill that allows presidents to designate national monuments. Should we care? Recently, U.S. Representative Rob...
President Declares Chimney Rock a National Monument
Chimney Rock Declared a National Monument President Obama exercised his authority under the Antiquities Act to designate a new national monument at Chimney Rock Archaeological Area in southwestern Colorado. The president’s decision provides this irreplaceable site with permanent protection and...
Website Launched to Track Threatened Heritage Sites
Website Launched to Track Threatened Heritage Sites A new internet platform has been launched today to rescue cultural heritage sites on the verge of being irremediably lost, said Global Heritage Fund, a California-based nonprofit organization that focuses on historical preservation. Called Glob...