The U.S. Forest Service has taken bold steps to protect cultural resources at the Grand Canyon by rejecting a massive residential and commercial development near the South Rim. In her letter to the Town of Tusayan, the permit applicant, Kaibab National Forest Supervisor Heather Provencio stated that its proposal is “not in the public interest” and would “have untold impacts to the surrounding Tribal and National Park lands.” Following the 11 Most listing last June, the National Trust urged the Forest Service to take seriously the impacts that the development would have on cultural and historic resources. Read our letter here.
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