Zinke calls for NMon in Montana’s Badger–Two Medicine wilderness, but enviros reject it as hypocrisy
In the aftermath of President Donald Trump's decision to significantly reduce the size of the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments in Utah, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke suggested Tuesday that he is in favor of creating three new monuments—including one for Montana's Badger-Two Medicine area.
"I would recommend a co-management of that area with the Blackfeet,” Zinke said. “I think getting the kids out bonding with their cultural heritage is great and I think there’s a really great opportunity as the numbers of crowds continue to break records in Glacier. Here's a virtually untapped area to do it right. It is one of the special places in our country that I think is deserving of monument status.”