Commentary: Southern Utah businesses united in keeping Grand Staircase-Escalante protected

  SALT LAKE TRIBUNE- Our country is on the cusp of losing protections for the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument – a place world famous for its geologic, biological, cultural, paleontological, and archeological wonders. President Donald Trump recently assured Sen. Orrin Hatch that he would follow Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s advice to downsize Grand Staircase as well as… Read more »

In honor of veterans, service and Gold Butte

  THE SPECTRUM- I’ve traveled all my life. I was the proverbial “Army brat.” My father was a Marine in World War II and then a soldier during the Korean War. He served a total of 24 years in uniform. Growing up with concepts such as duty, honor, country and sacrifice, it just seemed natural that I… Read more »

Utah Sportsman to Zinke: Hands Off Our Monuments!

  FIELD & STREAM- If you listen to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, President Trump, and most other GOP politicians, the only reason so many natural gems in the west are protected from mining and other industrial uses is because of a few “radical and outside environmental groups…real screamers.”  So, what then, to make of Jay Banta?… Read more »

Public Lands Are Under Siege. Here’s What Trail Runners Need to Know.

  TRAIL RUNNER- In a leaked memo obtained by the Washington Post on September 17th, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke recommended that President Trump modify or reduce 10 national monuments. The report is the culmination of a months-long review of 27 U.S. national monuments (the review was limited specifically to national monuments created under the 1906 Antiquities Act since January 1996, and only those… Read more »

A Day of Stewardship At Gold Butte National Monument

  MOAPA VALLEY PROGRESS- Nearly 40 volunteers from all around southern Nevada spent the day on Saturday, Sept. 30, in the Gold Butte National Monument painting kiosks, repairing fences, installing road signs and picking up trash. The stewardship event was held in recognition of National Public Lands Day, a national, single-day volunteer effort that connects… Read more »

This land is your land … for now

  LAS VEGAS SUN- Monument controversy adds gravity to National Public Lands Day A leaked Interior Department memo sent to the White House recommends shrinking Gold Butte and several other national monuments, according to the Associated Press. Early reports on recommendations made to President Donald Trump by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke spared Nevada’s Gold Butte… Read more »

Nevada federal delegation reacts to Zinke’s National Monument memo

THE SPECTRUM- On Monday, a leaked memo surfaced from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to President Donald Trump recommending the reduction of six national monuments, including Gold Butte National Monument in Southern Nevada. Gold Butte, which spans nearly 300,000 acres of desert south of Mesquite, was one of 27 monuments Zinke reviewed earlier this year. During… Read more »

Opponents vow to sue over Zinke national monuments changes

THE SPECTRUM- An organization representing Native American tribes, environmental groups and others are vowing to fight any efforts by President Donald Trump to shrink national monuments as proposed in a leaked memorandum from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke. The memorandum, first reported by the Wall Street Journal and then obtained by the Associated Press, suggests reducing the boundaries… Read more »

Trump Will Have a Hard Time Shrinking the Monuments

  Outside Online- Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke left much to the public imagination when he submitted his review of the 27 national monuments designated since 1996. His eight-paragraph summary mentioned no monuments by name. Zinke did, however, seek to make one point clear: “…there is no doubt that President [Donald] Trump has the authority to review and consider… Read more »

Letter to the editor-Gold Butte

  MESQUITE LOCAL NEWSIn reading “Gold Butte boundary may be adjusted” according to a statement by Senator Heller, I very much question whether President Trump has the authority to change monument boundaries, and furthermore, why anyone would even want to do so. The recommended changes according to Mr. Heller, would be “minor,” but would address… Read more »