Five Tribes Are Suing Trump Over Bears Ears. Can They Win?

The Navajo Nation and four other tribes are going to court to restore Bears Ears National Monument’s original boundaries. If they fail, it could change American public lands forever. Grand Gulch is one of the areas eliminated from Bears EarsIf there’s one thing that Ryan Zinke wants you to know about his and President Trump’s…

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The “No More Parks Act” Could End National Monuments as We Know Them

Utah representative Rob Bishop got his way on Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante. Now, he has his sights set on a bigger target: taking apart the law that created them. From the moment that President Barack Obama proclaimed Bears Ears National Monument, Rep. Rob Bishop was among the new preserve’s loudest critics. On December 4,…

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National Parks Could Stay Open Through Shutdown

Sensitive and hazardous areas would likely close. A sign informs visitors of a closure at Yosemite during the government shutdown in October 2013.When the federal government shut down in October 2013, the National Park Service was hit hard. With no funding, the agency temporarily shuttered more than 400 parks, from popular outdoors destinations like Yellowstone to the…

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What New Offshore Drilling Means for National Parks

The DOI’s plan to open up more of America’s waters for drilling has conservation groups worried, but the government says their concern is misplaced. Gulf Islands National SeashoreSediment from the Appalachian Mountains washing into the Gulf of Mexico for a million years has sprouted a chain of barrier islands off the coast of Florida and…

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New Senate Bill Would Protect Existing National Monuments

The bill is a response to the White House’s rollback of protections for Utah public lands. The Trump administration plans a drastic reduction of Bears Ears National Monument.Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM) and Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-NM) joined 16 other democratic senators this week to introduce a bill that would legally codify the boundaries of more than…

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Breaking News: Game and Fish Commission Approves 2018 Wyoming Grizzly Bear Hunt

Despite strong opposition from anti-hunting groups, the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission unanimously approved the 2018 Wyoming grizzly bear hunt. After experiencing rapid population growth and meeting recovery goals while protected under the Endangered Species Act, the United States Fish & Wildlife Service delisted the Greater Yellowstone population of grizzly bears in 2017. Though it’s…

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