public lands

Austin Cope

In March of 2017, shortly after President Obama designated the Bears Ears National Monument, KSJD spoke with two people who lived near the monument's new boundaries. Slightly over a year later, after drastic cuts to the monument and the beginning of a legal fight over the Antiquities Act, KSJD's Austin Cope reached back out to the people with whom he had spoken.

US Forest Service

The US Forest Service began the first-ever closure of the San Juan National Forest on Tuesday. According to a Forest Service statement, the decision is based on exteme wildfire danger.

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In 2013, the state of Utah launched an advertising campaign called “Mighty 5.” It promoted Utah’s five national parks to out-of-state travelers. Five years later, the campaign has clearly been a success – maybe too much of one.

Austin Cope

Memorial day campers and celebratory high school graduates will have to be especially careful with fire this year, as dry conditions have sparked burn restrictions across the region.

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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