Utah Wilderness News, February 22, 2010

Making Canyonlands whole
"From the lip of Grand View Point, an immense ruddy landscape in a
constant state of decay sweeps before your eyes. And yet, though you're
in the heart of Canyonlands National Park, not all you see is within the park. And for many, that's a problem that should have been corrected long ago. Step into Canyonlands, whether via the Island in the Sky, the Needles, or the Maze districts,
and you enter perhaps the most rugged backcountry park in the Lower 48." Read more – National Parks Traveler

NY Times examines why national monuments are so contentious in the west
"In much of the nation, “monument” is
an innocuous word, conjuring up images of historical figures cast in bronze or
road-side plaques few stop to read.
In the West, though, it’s a fighting
word, bound up for years with simmering resentments against the federal
government and presidential powers. The feeling dates to the days when, with the
stroke of a pen, Theodore
Roosevelt declared lands he wished to protect as national monuments under
the American Antiquities
Act." Read more – New York Times