- My stomping grounds, Cedar Mesa, was part of 1.2 million-acre Bears Ears National Monument protected by President Obama. This week, President Trump declared that he was breaking Bears Ears up into two much smaller monuments: The "new" monuments are Shash Jaa at 129,980 acres and Indian Creek at 71,896 acres. The declaration removes monument status from 1 million acres nearby, including the artifact-rich Cedar Mesa.
- Elsewhere in Utah, Trump announced he would break up and reduce the 1.9 million-acre Grand Staircase-Escalante Monument set aside by President Clinton. Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument will now be three monuments: Grand Staircase (209,993 acres), Kaiparowits (551,034 acres), and Escalante Canyons (242,836 acres). There, the area protected as national monument will be reduced by about half.
- Zinke recommends changing the boundaries of the Cascade-Siskiyou Monument in Oregon on the California border and Gold Butte in Nevada. Details are not yet forthcoming.
- Zinke recommends creating a new national monument on the Lewis & Clark National Forest of Montana, called the Badger-Two Medicine, but again details have not been released.