New National Monuments in the Works

Travel Blog  •  Eva Holland  •  02.22.10 | 11:53 AM ET

Photo of Nevada’s Great Basin by Alaskan Dude via Flickr (Creative Commons)

The federal government has drawn up a list of potential new national monuments, mostly in the southwestern states—and this New York Times story explains why some local politicians see the move as “a land-grab device for East Coast politicians.” Regional politics aside, shouldn’t “Lesser Prairie Chicken National Monument” be something we can all get behind?

Eva Holland is co-editor of World Hum. She is a former associate editor at Up Here and Up Here Business magazines, and a contributor to Vela. She's based in Canada's Yukon territory.

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