Bears Ears

Austin Cope / KSJD

After Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced his recommendation to shrink the Bears Ears National Monument on Monday, KSJD's Austin Cope and Gail Binkly sat down to analyze how that story could play out. Click below to listen.

U.S. Geological Survey

Tribal coalitions and conservation groups are reacting with dismay to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s compromise recommendations on the new Bears Ears National Monument in Southeast Utah.

Austin Cope / KSJD News

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is recommending the newly-created Bears Ears National Monument be downsized by an unspecified amount, possibly through unilateral action by the President.


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Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's review of the Bears Ears monument is expected by June 10th. San Juan Record editor Bill Boyle joined KSJD's Austin Cope on Morning Edition to share his perspectives about how the Bears Ears Monument discussion is playing out locally.

Austin Cope / KSJD

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is set to make a recommendation this month about the future of the Bears Ears National Monument. Utah’s congressional delegation has repeated its desire to repeal the monument, and Zinke is now working through a list of about 55,000 public comments submitted about the monument.  

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