U.S. Senator Dean Heller said Monday that changes are coming to two of Nevada’s national monuments which were under review by the interior department.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports Heller said he was told about the changes Friday during a phone call with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke. Zinke submitted his report and recommendations to the White House last week, after a four-month review of 22 national monuments created by presidential decree.
Since then, the report has not been made public, but Zinke has said he recommended boundary reductions for a “handful” of sites but did not call for any monuments to be rescinded. Zinke visited Gold Butte and Basin and Range National monuments in Nevada.