Portions of an internal document leaked earlier this year from the Department of the Interior sparking a whirlwind of speculation, doubt and backtracking. The pages of the document outline the where’s and why’s to how the Antiquities Act could be used to designate areas in the west as “National Monuments.” The original leaked document was only 7 pages in length. They have now made available the fourteen pages surrounding the original seven. You can read the full version here.
Below are some excerpts of importance to our region:
While not directly tied to the above information from the BLM, CLICK HERE to read what the World Wildlife Fund submitted to the Fish, Wildlife, and Parks for potential collaboration with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. They outline how they want to change land ownership in northern Montana and southwestern South Dakota to reflect these maps. Full versions of the maps are available in the WWF/FWP literature.
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