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U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's final report recommends that the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument remain under federal protection and not lose any acreage, but Trump has the final say.

Trump announced Monday that he would reduce the acreage of Utah's Bears Ears National Monument by about 85 percent and Grand Staircase-Escalante by almost half.

Tribes, greens sue over Utah monument rollbacks Zinke to ask Trump to shrink two more monuments MORE fired back at outdoor retailer Patagonia on Tuesday, calling it "shameful" for recreation companies to "blatantly lie" in saying President Trump's decision to shrink the Bears Ears national monument violated the law.

Zinke said the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument straddling the border of OR and California and the Gold Butte National Monument in Nevada were both too big and should be reduced in size.

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Zinke went on the defense Tuesday afternoon in a special press call, responding to President Trump's signing of new executive orders sharply reducing the set aside for the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments in Southern Utah. He said Trump should also consider changing the boundaries of the Pacific Remote Islands and Rose Atoll Marine National Monuments in the Pacific Ocean.

Katahdin Woods and Waters was among 27 national monuments that Zinke reviewed earlier this year at the direction of President Trump.

He says he did not recommend resizing boundaries but did suggest a plan to promote healthy forestry that includes timbering, meaning the growth and thinning of trees.

Zinke's recommendations do not specify how much land should be removed from the monument, but he calls for prioritization of "public access, infrastructure upgrades, repair, and maintenance; traditional use; tribal cultural use; and hunting and fishing rights".

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