National Monuments

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Interior Secretary Deb Haaland has made her recommendation about whether to reverse President Donald Trump’s decision to downsize two sprawling national monuments in Utah. 

  

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U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland is visiting Utah today before submitting a review on the national monuments in the state.

Melissa Sevigny

Albert Einstein and John Muir were among famous visitors who marveled at the rainbow-colored petrified wood scattered over a lonely corner of northeast Arizona. The photographs they took are now helping tell an important story—petrified wood thievery isn’t as common as previously thought.  


Rob Gay

When President Trump shrank the size of two national monuments in Utah, it left many hundreds of scientifically valuable fossil sites outside the new boundaries. Paleontologists are worried about their fate. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny reports.


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Navajo President Russell Begaye is urging a Utah Congressman to withdraw a bill to officially shrink Bears Ears National Monument. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, tribal officials say the legislation threatens a culturally and religiously sensitive area


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