National monument designation of Chimney Rock in San Juan National Forest in SW Colorado USDA
Chimney Rock in the San Juan National Forest in Southwest Colorado was designated a national monument on Friday, Sept. 21, 2012.

Ag groups speak out against land grab

Organizations ask Trump and Congress for revisions to Antiquities Act for national monument proclamations.

A coalition of 19 groups with vital interests in protecting the multiple uses of the nation’s public lands urged President-elect Donald Trump to work with Congress to pass legislation to improve accountability and transparency in the designation of national monuments.

According to the letter, the coalition stated that the designation of lands as national monuments or a similar designation without input from communities affected by the decision “can lead — and, in fac

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