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The "House on Fire" ruins in Mule Canyon, which is part of Bears Ears National Monument, near Blanding, Utah, is seen in 2016. Federal officials and tribal nations have formally reestablished a commission to jointly govern the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

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In 2021, President Joe Biden restored two sprawling national monuments in southern Utah — Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante — reversing a decision by President Donald Trump.

By By Sam Metz, Associated Press June 23, 2022