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Author Topic: Review of National Monuments in last 21 years (that means Pinnacles too)  (Read 6850 times)
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« on: April 26, 2017, 04:41:23 PM »

http://www.alpinist.com/doc/web17w/newswire-trump-orders-review-of-monuments

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« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2017, 05:59:54 AM »

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Native American groups also have deep ties to these regions and depend on them for their way of life. In his proclamation designating Bears Ears Monument, Obama wrote:

Traditions of hunting, fishing, gathering, and wood cutting are still practiced by tribal members, as is collection of medicinal and ceremonial plants, edible herbs, and materials for crafting items like baskets and footwear. The traditional ecological knowledge amassed by the Native Americans whose ancestors inhabited this region, passed down from generation to generation, offers critical insight into the historic and scientific significance of the area. Such knowledge is, itself, a resource to be protected and used in understanding and managing this landscape sustainably for generations to come.

 Pinnacles climbers are a tribe, though young in historical existence, and our history, traditions and practices must be preserved and passed on. Pinnacles climbing is a way of life. It is part of who we are in varying degrees, for me it is much of who I am. Early on, as a young teenager, I felt part of this place. Others, and not only climbers are also, deeply connected to this place.

 There is much to learn of Pinnacles.

 
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« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2017, 03:33:27 PM »

The review only affects those National Monuments which were established in the last 20 years, so it does not pertain directly to the Pinnacles.  I hope nothing comes of this as no president that I am aware of has ever tried to reverse designations of National Monuments and other national sites established by the Antiquities Act of 1906.  In normal times Congress would act to preserve areas, but good luck with Congress trying to do this in as many years.  That I why I am glad that presidents can set preserve land where others will not do so.  I hope people will take this threat seriously since many of the affected National Monuments are locations where climbing areas are protected by the designation.
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