Outdoor Lover wrote:So there would be no Cattle, Mining etc. ... a National Monument is Protected....
This is patently false.
National Monuments are not automatically closed to managed uses such as grazing. But they can
be. And the process for doing so is different from working with the FS. Perhaps that's the issue.
And what about iconic things like Pink Jeep Tours. Those are currently operated under licensing agreements with the FS. I suspect a monument designation threatens that or at least changes the way that business would be allocated?