Government Restores Environmental Protection to Bears Ears National Monument

By Tobias Carroll In 2017, the Trump administration took a dramatic step regarding Bears Ears National Monument, located in southern Utah. As reported at the time, the then-president arrived in Utah and announced that the size of the national monument would be reduced by 83 percent. And while public sentiment was overwhelmingly opposed to this decision, the government’s plan went ahead — affecting both Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments. But what one administration can do, another can undo. Following the recommendation of Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland, Presiden...

How to behave in National Parks -- according to the people who work there

By Alex Lauer Visiting a national park seems simple enough. Pack plenty of water, wear a good pair of shoes and make sure your phone is charged. You get to experience one of America’s natural wonders while supporting the people who work there and the wildlife that exists there. It’s a win-win. Much of the time, unfortunately, that’s not what happens. Anyone who has visited a national park in recent years (or has a Twitter account) knows many Americans still have no clue how to behave. In the past few years, there have been a number of viral incidents involving visitor misbehavior, like that ti...

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