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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Should Cedar Breaks become a national park?

Some people are promoting the idea of pushing to have Cedar Breaks National Monument elevated to National Park status. If that doesn't work out, they would at least like to see the size of the monument increase to protect spectacular features in the surrounding area.

The Salt Lake Tribune has this article about the idea. Below are excerpts.

"The idea of expanding the monument -- most noted for its towering red rock amphitheater -- to include the Ashdown Gorge Wilderness Area to the west, has been simmering in the southern Utah county since at least 2006. Proponents say elevating the monument's stature to a national park -- which would require an act of Congress -- would draw more visitors and give the area an economic boost.

"Detractors worry about hunting rights, grazing issues, property rights and crowds."

Read the complete article.

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