public lands

Although many national parks and monuments are raising their entrance fees, Aztec Ruins National Monument in New Mexico is taking a different tack.

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Stage 1 fire restrictions will go into effect Tuesday across the San Juan National Forest and on Bureau of Land Management lands within the Tres Rios Field Office, on Canyons of the Ancients National Monument and within portions of the Gunnison Field Office surrounding Silverton, Colorado.

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Volunteers concerned about rock art near Utah Lake near Provo are taking the issue sitting down, so to speak. The Daily Herald newspaper reports that a small group sat in folding chairs over Easter weekend in front of 10,000-year-old petroglyphs on the lake’s west side to try to deter target-shooters from damaging the ancient works.

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The Utah Legislature is moving forward with a proposed bill that would restrict the ability of local officials in that state to advocate for federal land protections.

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The Native American coalition that supported the creation of Bears Ears National Monument in Southeast Utah is opposing a bill that is intended to resolve lingering controversies surrounding the protected area.