Interior Secretary, Ryan Zinke, Recommends Shrinking National Monuments

Aug 25, 2017

Credit Courtesy of Bob Wick BLM-Grand Staircase Escalante / NRDC web site

Secretary of the Interior, Ryan Zinke, announced Thursday his recommendation to shrink some of the nation’s National Monuments. Included in the proposal are two of Utah’s National Monuments, Escalante and the newly designated, Bears Ears.  No details have been released yet, but a statement from the San Juan County Commission outlines their support of the Zinke recommendation.