Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument: 27 Monuments Stop #5

Into Long Canyon...
Burr Trail. Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Utah. May 14, 2016.
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National Monuments in Danger

Take a day off? So far behind in everything! Forget the family, forget other projects... Save the monuments!  Okay, so I might not be as fanatical as that.

But Brent Rose is burning his midnight oil traveling, filming, and editing these videos.  His fifth stop is one of my favorite places in the United States, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, which also happens to be one of the inspirations for the monument review, and one of the monuments in the biggest danger of reduction or elimination.

I'll be sharing a lot of content about this very special place over the next few weeks, but I'll let Rose take over for today.

BLM: Grand Staircase-Escalante (as of June 2017) - PDF

To comment on the monument review process (due July 10, 2017):


Contested National Monuments in Utah House Treasure Troves of Fossils (June 13, 2017)
Paleontologists have found incredible dinosaur diversity at Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. What could nearby Bears Ears hold?

Deseret News: Leave Grand Escalante and Bears Ears as they are (May 4, 2017)

Salt Lake Tribune: 

Bears Ears critics' numbers are misleading: A look at early monument sizes (May 30, 2017)

Editorial: Utah’s national monuments have already justified themselves (April 28, 2017)

Leaked documents show Trump administration plans more mining and drilling on public lands (April 11, 2017)


National Monuments in Danger

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