The Arizona Chamber Foundation and the Prosper Foundation on Jan. 22, 2016 released a joint policy brief entitled “The Proposed Grand Canyon Watershed National Monument: A Monumental Mistake?” at a Chamber Leadership Series breakfast.
The paper raises serious concerns over the Obama administration’s proposal to designate 1.7 million acres in northern Arizona as the Grand Canyon Watershed National Monument.
You can read the paper here.
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I own property in the proposed GCWNM and I oppose its designation. The excuse is to save the watershed from uranium mining but currently there is no mining in tha S. Rim from Tusyan to the border of Havasupai and near Cataract Canyon. I read that there is already an ongoing moritorium for another 15 or so years not allowing uranium mining there. This monument could take away our recreation, hunting, grazing rights; if not immediately, too soon later. I oppose this GCWNM and I also oppose uranium mining but use other means to stop uranium mining other than this huge land grab! There is already a huge area on both sides of Grand Canyon within NOS jurisdiction.