January 9

Ringing in the New Year at Grand Staircase-Escalante & Bears Ears

By: Steven “Twinkle” Shattuck My wife, Grace, and I have been saddened by the news of the recent shrinking of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and Bears Ears National Monument. The beautiful and unexplored frontiers of these national monuments should be cherished. Grand Staircase-Escalante was the last part of the lower 48 to get cartographed, and remains … Continue reading “Ringing in the New Year at Grand Staircase-Escalante & Bears Ears”

December 7

Looking to Stand Up for Bears Ears National Monument? Here’s A Quick Guide on How You Can.

By: Korrin L. Bishop Hints of the Trump Administration’s plans to shrink Bears Ears National Monument have danced around for months. On December 4, the President made those plans explicit. Along with Grand Staircase-Escalante, President Trump announced that he’d be reducing these two Utah monuments by about two million acres—stripping away about 85% of Bears … Continue reading “Looking to Stand Up for Bears Ears National Monument? Here’s A Quick Guide on How You Can.”

October 31

Do We Need National Preserves? Yes. Here’s Why.

By: Korrin L. Bishop Earlier this month, in light of the Trump administration’s review of 27 national monuments, we took a look at the many different types of National Park Service (NPS) designations. Understanding these designations is an important step in being an effective advocate for public lands. In this post, we will take a … Continue reading “Do We Need National Preserves? Yes. Here’s Why.”

October 10

The Outdoor Enthusiast’s Quick Guide to Park Designations

By: Korrin L. Bishop Five months ago, the Trump administration began a review of 27 national monuments to determine potential changes to their designations. As of September 17, reports indicate that Interior Secretary Zinke recommended changes to at least ten—including shrinking Bears Ears, Grand Staircase-Escalante, Gold Butte, and Cascades-Siskiyou. The exact details of those changes … Continue reading “The Outdoor Enthusiast’s Quick Guide to Park Designations”