Officials Attempt to Protect Grand Canyon from Overgrazing and Mining

The Grand Canyon is a national landmark that deserves our attention and protection. Much of the beauty of the canyon not only comes from the rock formation, but the vegetation, rivers, and streams surrounding it. That’s why several groups have proposed the Grand Canyon Watershed National Monument act in order to protect it.

Under this act, the Canyon’s environment would be protected from uranium mining, the logging of old growth forests, and overgrazing by local livestock. While these issues help the Canyon, there are some critics who believe that there is little danger to allowing nearby livestock to graze. For a full counterpoint and criticism of this proposed act, click here:: Grazing no threat to Grand Canyon watershed

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