Gov. Herbert statement on Sec. Zinke interim report on the Bears Ears National Monument

SALT LAKE CITY (June 12, 2017) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert has released the following statement in regards to the release of an interim report from the United States Department of the Interior pursuant to U.S. Executive Order 13792, Review of Designations Under the Antiquities Act:

This interim report is an important first step toward re-establishing sound land management practices for one of the most special areas in the world. Throughout this process Secretary Zinke has demonstrated the utmost respect for local and tribal input. I encourage the president to take this recommendation seriously, and I applaud the ​secretary for his balanced and responsible proposal.

The report released by the Department of the Interior can be found here.