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President Obama Signs Preservation of Bears Ears & Gold Butte in Nevada & Utah

Travelers Today       By    Jane Gilligan

Updated: Dec 30, 2016 06:15 AM EST

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US President Obama during his Year-End press conference at the Whitehouse
US President Obama proclaims Bears Ears and Gold Butte as National Monuments.
(Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Great news has been given when President Obama finally signs the preservation of Bears Ears in Utah and Gold Butte in Nevada. The administration has proclaimed these two natural sites as national monuments, forcing the citizens of the United States to support organizations in its preservation and well-being.

When Donald Trump has won the US presidential elections, the scientific community of the country has been alarmed with possible legislative changes that could happen during his term. Trump has been well-known for his controversial skepticism against global warming and his support for the oil drilling industry. Because of this, the Obama administration has promised to do what they can to preserve the environment before the end of the year.

The two sites have been reported to have potential in the oil drilling industry and have been eyed by many companies for purchase. However, it is in the best interest of President Obama to preserve as much natural environment as possible.

The Salt Lake Tribune explains that Bears Ears alone is home to impressive natural rock formations which are a sight to see. On top of that, there are also ancient dwellings which are preserved within the area.

Nevada Wilderness explains that Gold Butte in Nevada is a piece of the Grand Canyon and is home to twisting canyons. There are also rock art and camps in the area which are 3,000-year-old archaeological sites

According to a report from BBC, the preservation of these two sites are essential as they are home to thousands of Native American Tribes. There are also more than a hundred thousand acres of archaeological sites within these regions that are essential in the study of the country's history.

Since they have been proclaimed as national monuments, they will now play an important role in the promotion of awareness and appreciation in the preservation of other natural sites all over the country. It will also improve the region's tourism.

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