Left unprotected under Trump’s Monument reduction, are Cedar Mesa, which is dense with archaeological sites and has always been the true “heart” of the effort to protect the culture natural landscapes of southeastern Utah. And Indian Creek, the immensely popular rock-climbing area
Under both the flawed Bishop PLI (Public Land Initiative) and San Juan County Commissioner Phil Lyman's plan, those two places were protected as National Conservation Areas.
Trump's order leaves both areas out of the plan. Read the full story from the always enlightening High Country News.