Canyonlands

Environment & Public Lands
2:45 pm
Thu June 20, 2013

Why Governor Herbert Doesn't Like the Idea of a New National Monument in Utah

SUWA

Utah’s governor doesn’t much like the idea of creating a Greater Canyonlands National Monument covering a large area of public land in southern Utah.  

Environmental groups are asking President Obama to use the federal Antiquities Act to set aside 1.4 million acres of public land on both sides of the Colorado River as a national monument.  Governor Gary Herbert says there are better ways to protect public land.

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Environment & Public Lands
5:58 pm
Tue February 5, 2013

Utah Democrats Push for Protection of Greater Canyonlands

Democratic State Senator Jim Dabakis introduces his joint resolution calling for protection of Utah's greater canyonlands.
Credit Brian Grimmett

Democratic State Lawmakers are calling the federal government to protect and preserve Utah’s greater canyonlands.  

On the steps of the state Capitol Tuesday, State Senator and Utah Democratic Party Chairman Jim Dabakis sought to preserve one the state’s natural treasures. He introduced Senate Joint Resolution 10 that seeks public comment on how to protect the greater canyonlands.

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Environment & Public Lands
2:30 pm
Tue November 13, 2012

New National Monument Proposed for Southern Utah

Island in the Sky - Canyonlands National Park
Credit Dan Bammes

    More than a hundred businesses involved in outdoor recreation are sending a letter to President Obama asking him to create a Greater Canyonlands National Monument.

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