Browns Canyon National Monument, Colorado.
Bob Wick, BLM
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U.S. Coast Guard
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Bears Ears National Monument, Utah.
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President Donald Trump signs his first executive order, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington.
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