Grand Staircase-Escalante & Bears Ears
I’ve been photographing in Grand Staircase-Escalante, and the area around the Bears Ears since the early ‘90s. Reducing their size, as was done this past Monday in the largest rollback of federal land protection ever, opens them up to development of various kinds, and sets a dangerous precedent. I care deeply about these areas, as I do about all of America’s protected land. Interior Secretary Zinke’s mandate to review all national monuments created since 1996 mandates that all of us who care about the protection of our environment stay awake.