Interior Secretary Haaland To Visit Utah To Discuss Bears Ears And Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments

Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland

DOI News:

WASHINGTON — This week, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland will travel to Utah to discuss stewardship of the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments.

During her time in Kane and San Juan counties, she will see the national monuments and meet with Tribes, elected federal, state and local leaders, and other stakeholders.

Consistent with Executive Order 14008, the Interior Department is leading a review of the boundaries and management conditions of the two national monuments.

To date, administration officials from the Departments of the Interior, Commerce, and Agriculture have held Tribal consultations and met with stakeholders, including Utah Gov. Spencer Cox; members of the Utah congressional delegation; representatives from Kane, Garfield, San Juan, and Grand Counties of Utah; members of the Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition; non-profit organizations; and small business stakeholders.

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