Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

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  • Analysis Of Edward Abbey's 'Desert Solitaire'

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    will be paved in the park to increase tourism. He is horrified at the aspect of a new road because he sees automobiles as an enemy to the National Park industry. To Abbey, cars limit tourists from actually see the land, stating that a short distance on bike or foot is much more appreciated than a very long distance in a car. He also suggests a new plan for national parks in order to preserve their authenticity. Abbey thinks that tourists should travel to the campsites

  • The Importance Of National Monuments

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    President Trump has decided to reduce two national monuments, the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante in Utah, “in the largest reduction of public lands in U.S. history” (Washington Post). He plans to reduce Bears Ears by 1.1 million acres and Grand Staircase-Escalante by 800,000 acres in order to make land for potential energy extraction or outdoor excursions. Bears Ears contains thousands of intact archaeological, cultural and ritual sites. The monument is said to be managed by just the Forest

  • History Of Downsizing The Grand National Staircase

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    Recently there has been much controversy in Garfield county due to talk of downsizing the grand national staircase. One of, if not the, most visited sites in Escalante, Utah Is the Grand Staircase National Monument. Stretching, right now, at about 1.9 million acres, the monument consists of beautiful slot canyons, national parks, and multiple lakes and/or rivers. With Utah being known for its national parks and beautiful scenery there is a lot of commotion being brought up with this new resolution

  • The Control of Public Land and the Consequences of Global Climate

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    We are already seeing the consequences of global climate change all over the world. Severe storms, flooding, heat waves, drought, and rising sea levels are all manifestations of climate change. Scientists are now more certain than ever that the current warming trends are anthropogenic, the direct cause of pumping billions of metric tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere while simultaneously destroying natural carbon sinks. Despite the overwhelming evidence, industry and the desire to burn

  • Wild Trail Research Paper

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    route passes through some of the most rugged and breathtaking, awe-inspiring landscapes in the world. The trail encompass in the route Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Bryce Canyon, Grand Canyon and Zion National Parks, Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and numerous national forests, and wilderness

  • Recent Issue In Our Environment Essay

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    Although other presidents have reduced National Parks, Trump’s reduction plan exceeds the federal allowance and may cross the line of what is legal and what is not. Not only do the Navajo Nation find this land sacred, four other local Utah tribes find this a direct violation and state that, “Trump

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