During Trump’s presidency, he dramatically reduced the size of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments, and opened the areas to mining, drilling, and development. Environmental, conservation, and Indigenous groups protested the reduction in protections heavily, as did the outdoor industry. The annual Outdoor Retailer trade show pulled out of Utah and relocated to Colorado, at least partially in response. “The spirit of the people never leaves.”President Biden may or may not act on Haaland’s wishes, however. Photo: Metate Arch in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument near Escalante, Utah.