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The North Kaibab Ranger District was part of Grijalva's propsed 1.7-million-scre Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument, which former President Barack Obama declined to designate as a national monument before leaving office.

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Just before his last week in office, President Barack Obama’s staff told Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) that he would not be designating the Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument under the Antiquities Act before leaving office.