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In 'Sagebrush Empire,' author Jonathan P. Thompson details the fight over public lands in southeast Utah

U.S. Bureau of Land Management
Valley of the Gods lost monument status in 2017 under the Trump Administration. After President Biden’s recent proclamation, it’s back under the Bears Ears National Monument designation.

Jonathan Thompson's new book is a deep dive into the politics of San Juan County, Utah.

KZMU Radio in Moab recently interviewed Thompson about public lands conflicts. He also delved into the blossoming of the Indigenous movement around the protection of Bear’s Ears National Monument.

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This report was produced for the Rocky Mountain Community Radio Coalition, of which KSUT is a member. RMCR includes more than 15 member stations across Colorado and parts of Wyoming, Utah, and New Mexico.

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