Governor Gary Herbert says he has been holding private talks with Native American leaders to try to resolve disagreements over the Bears Ears National Monument.

The governor talked about those meetings for the first time during an interview yesterday during his annual Native American Summit in Orem.

Herbert said he thinks a compromise can be reached to end lawsuits over President Trump's action to shrink the size of the monument.

The governor believes such a deal would include action by Congress to protect areas inside the monument from mining and oil and gas extraction.

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