Antiquities Act

Reducing Antiquities Act Land Grabs

Posted: Dec 16, 2017 12:01 AM<p>Acting on recommendations by Department of the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, on December 4 President Trump …

Conservative View

Fishery Managers Seek to Gut Pacific Marine Monuments

A Hawaii-based fishing council has lobbied for years to block or scale back marine monuments. It may soon get its wish.<p>Many eyes have been on western public lands this month as Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and President Donald Trump announced plans to scale back national monuments, most notably in …

Oceans

Opinion: Great Rides Don't Always Have Happy Endings

I was recently invited to ride in Moab, Utah. The folks at Patagonia were going to demo some of their 2018 mountain bike range and, “Oh, by the way, …

Mountains

President Trump's National Monument Rollback Is Illegal And Likely to Be Reversed in Court

On Dec. 4, President Trump traveled to Utah to sign proclamations downsizing Bears Ears National Monument by 85 percent and Grand Staircase-Escalante …

Conservation

In-depth: A view from all sides in the fight for land rights in Utah

It was quiet in the newsroom because the news hadn’t happened yet. Three hours before President Donald Trump’s Dec. 4 conference in Salt Lake City, each of the studio’s TVs was turned to a different network. On every station, the news anchors chatted small talk, half-interested and bored. It was …

Conservative View

Rockefeller and the secret land deals that created Grand Tetons National Park

<b>By Lisa Lednicer</b>, <i>The Washington Post</i>The audacious plan was hatched in secret. In the 1920s, John D. Rockefeller Jr. – son of the Standard Oil …

National Parks

A turf war over public lands | One Year Later

President Trump waded into a decades old battle over federal public lands when he announced he was drastically scaling back two national monuments …

Public lands advocacy group targets Walden, Herrera Beutler in advertising campaign

A public lands advocacy group targeted U.S. Rep Greg Walden and two Republican colleagues with a $1 million advertising campaign this week, saying …

Conservation

Want to Help Save Public Land? Donate to These Groups.

Want to pay less in taxes this year? Want to fight President Trump? Want to save our public lands? Donating to the charities suing to stop his reductions to Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments will accomplish all three of those goals. With our public lands under …

Conservation

The Future of Bears Ears

For anyone with a foot in the outdoor community, the announcement of the shrinking of Bears Ears National Monument by the Trump administration was an …

Conservation

Dakota's Latest Opinion… About Public Lands

On December 4, President Trump announced at the Utah State Capitol that he was going to substantially reduce the size of three national monuments: …

Conservation

Patagonia Joins Native Tribes and Environmental Groups to Sue the Trump Administration Over Utah Land

The outdoor retailer Patagonia announced this week that it intends to join forces with a coalition of Native American tribes and environmental groups …

Liberal View

National park proposal in Utah monument called a ploy

Environmental groups are blasting a legislative proposal by U.S. Rep. Chris Stewart that would create a small national park within the recently …

National Parks

Trump is being sued to stop him from shrinking Bears Ears national monument by 85 percent. Who will win?

On Thursday, President Trump announced that he would slash the size of Utah’s newest national monument, Bears Ears, shrinking by 85 percent land that President Barack Obama had declared protected in 2016. In response, five Indian tribes sued over Trump’s move in federal court. The tribes claim …

U.S. Politics

Patagonia sues the Trump Administration | The Great Outdoors

11th December 2017<p><b>Patagonia: “The President stole your land”</b><p>Last week, a broad coalition of Native American, conservation, and historic preservation …

National Parks

How Does a First-Year National Monument Become an Institution?

<i>Washington</i><p>The <i>New York Times</i>’ graphic said it all. On one side, the map displayed the “original boundaries” for Bears Ears National Monument with 1.35 …

Ryan Zinke

Trump's Assault on National Monuments, in the Name of ''Jobs,'' Should Not Be Believed

Thousands of people converged on the steps of Utah's State Capital building to protest President Trump's plan to shrink protected areas across the …

Liberal View

Uranium firm urged Trump officials to shrink Bears Ears National Monument

A uranium company launched a concerted lobbying campaign to scale back Bears Ears National Monument, saying such action would give it easier access to the area’s uranium deposits and help it operate a nearby processing mill, according to documents obtained by The Washington Post.<p>Interior Secretary …

Indigenous Peoples

Uranium firm lobbied Trump administration to scale back Bears Ears National Monument

Trump recently announced his decision to shrink the national monument by more than 1 million acres.<p>A uranium company lobbied the Trump administration …

Liberal View

Muddy, Thirsty, Naked, Joyful: What It’s Like to Run Through Bears Ears National Monument

With two months to research a guidebook about the controversial park, Morgan Sjogren did what she knew best: run.<p>It was time to embrace disaster. It was time to embrace suffering. It was time to cinch up the laces on my LaSportiva Helios, fill my Patagonia hydration pack, and take off on the …

Trail Running

Why National Monument Reductions Matter

The twin buttes rising from the sacred heart of Bears Ears National Monument in serene southeast Utah feel like an inappropriate site for a combat …

Kayaking

Zinke Proposes Opening Three Marine Monuments to Commercial Fishing

The significant reductions of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments—a combined 2 million acres—have taken center stage in the …

Oceans

The Government Just Tweeted ‘PATAGONIA IS LYING TO YOU’

Are they, though?<p><b>Remember a few days ago when Patagonia said that the Don was stealing your shit</b> after he gutted something like 2 million acres from …

Walter Shaub

This House committee has clearly picked a side in the national monument debate.

It’s not Patagonia’s.<p>The public lands dispute heated up on Monday when outdoor clothing brand Patagonia turned its homepage into a call to arms …

National Parks

Indian Country News: A monumental blow to tribes

<i>Indian Country News is a weekly note from</i> High Country News<i>, as we continue to broaden our coverage of tribal affairs across the West.</i><p>This week …

National Parks

Ryan Zinke can’t stop lying about national monuments

<i>The Interior Secretary deploys alternative facts at Bears Ears and Grand Staircase–Escalante</i><p>Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is trying as hard as he can …

Conservation

The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Another One

Arizona Representative Trent Franks moved up his resignation and left office on Friday amid sexual-misconduct allegations.<p>Today in 5 Lines<p>Arizona Representative Trent Franks moved up his resignation and left office on Friday, immediately before reports emerged that female staffers felt he had …

Politics

Outdoor recreation industry energized by backlash to downsizing of Utah national monuments

President Donald Trump's downsizing of two massive national monuments in Utah sparked a furious backlash from Native Americans, conservation groups …

Conservation

President Trump, come see what makes America great

<i>Steve Bullock, a Democrat, is the governor of Montana.</i><p>It’s past time that folks in the West extended an invitation to the president to get outdoors. A little time in the backcountry has a way of helping us remember who we are and where we come from. It’s hard to spend time on our state’s public …

Opinion

President Trump's national monument cuts draw 5th lawsuit

Another coalition of conservation groups is suing to stop President Donald Trump's cuts to Bears Ears National Monument in Utah.<p>The lawsuit filed …

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