A year into his tenure, Secretary Ryan Zinke has emerged as the point person for the administration's goal of American "energy dominance."
U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
Interior had previously announced it was delaying the Obama-era rule until January 2019, arguing that it was overly burdensome to industry.
Some Westerners have long argued federal land managers should be closer to the land they oversee.
The agency announced it's working with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management in a coordinated review.
"This is great news for Colorado and I’m thrilled the Department of the Interior listened to Coloradans," Sen. Cory Gardner Said.
In April it appeared the national monument would be among those reviewed by the Interior Department, at the direction of President Donald Trump.
The county's commissioners say that adding large industry, such as oil and gas, would put a strain on natural resources.
The Tres Rios Resource Management Plan also affects ranching and recreation.