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The Department of the Interior and Department of Agriculture released new management plan proposals for Grand Staircase–Escalante National Monument and the first-ever management plan proposal for Bears Ears National Monument Wednesday.

Now the public will now have 90 days to submit comments on these draft plans.

Last December, at the urging of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, President Trump attempted to shrink both monuments by executive order. Those orders are currently being challenged in court.

The Utah Tribal Leaders Association is calling on the BLM and forest service for more time.

They want to put a stop on the planning for Bears Ears National Monument until the courts decide on the legality of President Trump’s proclamation to reduce the monument.

The resolution can be found under “News” at: www.utahdinebikeyah.org.

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