U.S. Interior chief recommends alterations for Bears Ears monument

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U.S. Interior chief recommends alterations for Bears Ears monument

Interior secretary stops short of eliminating protected lands
An aerial view of Arch Canyon within Bears Ears National Monument in Utah. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said he’s recommending that none of 27 national monuments carved from wilderness and ocean and under review by the Trump administration be eliminated, including Bears Ears National Monument.
A hiker walks on a rock formation known as The Wave in the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument in Arizona. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said he’s recommending that none of 27 national monuments carved from wilderness and ocean and under review by the Trump administration be eliminated, including the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument.
The Upper Gulch section of the Escalante Canyons within Utah’s Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument features sheer sandstone walls, broken occasionally by tributary canyons. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said he’s recommending that none of 27 national monuments carved from wilderness and ocean and under review by the Trump administration be eliminated, including the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.
The Penobscot River’s East Branch flows through the new Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument near Patten, Maine. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke wants to retain the newly created Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument in northern Maine, but said Thursday he might recommend adjustments to the White House.
A sign marks the entrance to the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument near Patten, Maine. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke wants to retain the newly created Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument in northern Maine, but said Thursday he might recommend adjustments to the White House.
The first rays of sunlight color the clouds over Mount Katahdin in this view from the Katahdin Woods and Waters Scenic Byway outside Patten, Maine. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke wants to retain the newly created national monument, but said Thursday he might recommend adjustments to the White House.
A youngster explores the Penobscot River’s East Branch at the new Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument near Patten, Maine. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke wants to retain the newly created national monument, but said Thursday he might recommend adjustments to the White House.
Susie Gelbart walks near petroglyphs at the Gold Butte National Monument near Bunkerville, Nevada. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said he’s recommending that none of 27 national monuments carved from wilderness and ocean and under review by the Trump administration be eliminated including Gold Butte National Monument.

U.S. Interior chief recommends alterations for Bears Ears monument

An aerial view of Arch Canyon within Bears Ears National Monument in Utah. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said he’s recommending that none of 27 national monuments carved from wilderness and ocean and under review by the Trump administration be eliminated, including Bears Ears National Monument.
A hiker walks on a rock formation known as The Wave in the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument in Arizona. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said he’s recommending that none of 27 national monuments carved from wilderness and ocean and under review by the Trump administration be eliminated, including the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument.
The Upper Gulch section of the Escalante Canyons within Utah’s Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument features sheer sandstone walls, broken occasionally by tributary canyons. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said he’s recommending that none of 27 national monuments carved from wilderness and ocean and under review by the Trump administration be eliminated, including the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.
The Penobscot River’s East Branch flows through the new Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument near Patten, Maine. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke wants to retain the newly created Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument in northern Maine, but said Thursday he might recommend adjustments to the White House.
A sign marks the entrance to the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument near Patten, Maine. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke wants to retain the newly created Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument in northern Maine, but said Thursday he might recommend adjustments to the White House.
The first rays of sunlight color the clouds over Mount Katahdin in this view from the Katahdin Woods and Waters Scenic Byway outside Patten, Maine. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke wants to retain the newly created national monument, but said Thursday he might recommend adjustments to the White House.
A youngster explores the Penobscot River’s East Branch at the new Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument near Patten, Maine. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke wants to retain the newly created national monument, but said Thursday he might recommend adjustments to the White House.
Susie Gelbart walks near petroglyphs at the Gold Butte National Monument near Bunkerville, Nevada. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said he’s recommending that none of 27 national monuments carved from wilderness and ocean and under review by the Trump administration be eliminated including Gold Butte National Monument.
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