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  • National Monuments Boost Businesses and Communities

    Advocates led by small-business owners seeking to preserve an economic juggernaut brought the fight to save America’s national monuments to the front lines June 7. Some three dozen people from 15 states traveled to Washington to tell their elected representatives that the country’s monuments do much more than provide space for those seeking outdoor recreation and solitude: They also... Read More

  • Monuments Showcase Nevada’s Natural, Cultural, and Historical Splendor

    Southern Nevada is known as a mecca for those seeking bright lights and big-city entertainment. Nowhere does “big” quite like Las Vegas. But drive an hour or two north, and “big” takes on a completely different meaning. With the designation of two nearby national monuments, the region is increasingly being seen as a top destination for visitors seeking outdoor recreation,... Read More

  • Grand Staircase-Escalante a Recreational and Economic Boon

    North of the Grand Canyon in south-central Utah, a sequence of red, white, and pink cliffs rises above the Kaiparowits Plateau, the most remote place in the contiguous United States. To the east, the plateau drops precipitously along the 50-mile-long Straight Cliffs onto the sagebrush and pinyon-juniper plains of the Escalante River. Narrow slot canyons, including Peek-a-Boo Gulch and Zebra... Read More

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