The monument, which straddles the Utah-Colorado border, is the 12th Utah location and the fifth in Colorado to earn dark sky designation.
The Conservation in the West poll found that respondents opposed Trump policies that shrink national monuments or promote oil and gas development.
The Trump administration denies that a decision to shrink Bears Ears National Monument in Utah was about energy development. But a Lakewood-based uranium company lobbied the Interior department. A spokesman explains.
The Native American Rights Fund represents three of the five American Indian tribes suing President Trump over his proclamation to shrink the national monument.
CU Boulder environmental historian Paul Sutter digs into the details of the Antiquities Act.
In April, President Trump ordered a review of 27 national monuments around the country. The interior secretary made his recommendations last week.
Zinke said unspecified boundary adjustments for some monuments will be included in the recommendations he planned to give President Donald Trump.
"This is great news for Colorado and I’m thrilled the Department of the Interior listened to Coloradans," Sen. Cory Gardner Said.
“We believe any review of Canyons should conclude that no changes to the designation are necessary,” said Republicans Sen. Cory Gardner and Rep. Scott Tipton in a letter.