Bishop says tear it down and put up a parking lot
First, there is a huge difference between this and Bears Ears. 160 acres verses
1.2 million acres. Or the equivalent of Temple Square verses Salt Lake County
and Davis County. Second, if the Bears Ears monument had only been
setup to protect the Anasazi ruins and other cliff dwelling ruins and the areas
surrounding them, it would have been a completely different argument. The Bears
Ears Monument locked up 1/4 of San Juan County which is the second largest
county in the United States (outside of Alaska). The area enclosed by Bears Ears
is greater than Salt Lake County and Davis County combined.Combine
the Grand Staircase, Lake Powell Recreation Area, and the Bears Ears (which all
border each other), and you have an area much larger than Yellowstone National
Park.Those were huge land grabs and outside of Lake Powell, have
only 10 - 20 thousand visitors a year combined. Compare that to 4 plus million
visitors to Zion or 4 plus million visitors to Yellowstone.
Any excuse will do. Utah is fast on the way to becoming the next District of
Will this lead to Rainbow Arch being off limits to people who are not part of
these native American groups? That has been proposed before, since Lake Powell
has made access much easier. I hope not but it can't be ruled out.
@Utah Girl Chronicles,Good luck with the speed dial try. Getting in touch
with any of Utah's Representatives has been a fruitless effort by many,
many voters. None of them will respond, not one. It's almost like they
have been programmed and instructed not to respond to anyone disagreeing with
them without proper instructions from higher ups. Strange times indeed.
This is an OUTRAGE! There are so many uses for that arch! I'm getting Rep.
Bishop on speed dial right now!
Make sure to lock down another 2,000sq mi around that thing so no one can harm
How do we determine whether something has cultural significance? How many people
need to claim that something has cultural significance before its designated as
having great cultural significance? Does it matter who the group is that claims
cultural significance? These questions ought be cleared up before we have to
cede control of the next federal property.