Zinke is clear that he wants to remove the Monument’s protections and hand over the forests to timber companies. Aggressive logging on 16,591 acres of land currently protected for the Monument’s unique wildlife is an obvious goal of the recommendations. In the long term, there is a suggestion that more than half of the Monument could be axed.
They call it HR 2936, or the Federal Forest Resiliency Act of 2017, or the Westerman bill. But let's just call it what it is: Logging Without Laws: Logging up to 30,000 acres without environmental review. Protection for threatened species like Pacific salmon becomes optional. Courts aren't allowed to stop illegal logging until forests are already cut down.