Trump cuts, divides Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante

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Trump cuts, divides Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante

Critics worry revamped plans would hurt cultural sites
President Donald Trump speaks at the Utah State Capitol on Monday while announcing his plan to shrink the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments.
Protesters gather before President Donald Trump announced on Monday that he would shrink the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments.
President Donald Trump pushes a shopping cart during a tour the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Welfare Square food distribution center on Monday.
The Cedar Mesa Citadel Ruins are not included in the revamped monument.
Katherine Frey/Washington Post

Cave Canyon Towers, in Cedar Mesa, in is not included in the revamped monuments.
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.
Ute Mountain Ute Regina Lopez-Whiteskunk says shrinking Bears Ears National Monument will put Native American cultural resources at risk.
A map obtained by the Wilderness Society shows that the Bears Ears National Monument would be eliminated and replaced by two smaller monuments called Shásh Jaa’ (Bears Ears) National Monument and Indian Creek National Monument. The original boundaries of the Bears Ears monument are outlined in black.
Wilderness Society

A map obtained by the Wilderness Society shows that the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument would be broken up into smaller monuments. Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument is replaced by Grand Staircase National Monument, and Escalante Canyons National Monument and Kaiparowits National Monument would be created. The original boundary of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument is outlined in black.

Trump cuts, divides Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante

President Donald Trump speaks at the Utah State Capitol on Monday while announcing his plan to shrink the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments.
Protesters gather before President Donald Trump announced on Monday that he would shrink the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments.
President Donald Trump pushes a shopping cart during a tour the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Welfare Square food distribution center on Monday.
The Cedar Mesa Citadel Ruins are not included in the revamped monument.
Katherine Frey/Washington Post

Cave Canyon Towers, in Cedar Mesa, in is not included in the revamped monuments.
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.
Ute Mountain Ute Regina Lopez-Whiteskunk says shrinking Bears Ears National Monument will put Native American cultural resources at risk.
A map obtained by the Wilderness Society shows that the Bears Ears National Monument would be eliminated and replaced by two smaller monuments called Shásh Jaa’ (Bears Ears) National Monument and Indian Creek National Monument. The original boundaries of the Bears Ears monument are outlined in black.
Wilderness Society

A map obtained by the Wilderness Society shows that the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument would be broken up into smaller monuments. Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument is replaced by Grand Staircase National Monument, and Escalante Canyons National Monument and Kaiparowits National Monument would be created. The original boundary of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument is outlined in black.
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