Help Save Bears Ears

Help Save Bears Ears

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One of the most diverse and spectacular landscapes on earth, the Bears Ears region remains sacred to many Native Americans. Home to more than 100,000 archaeological sites, the region is America's most significant unprotected cultural area. With dozens of scenic red rock canyons, alpine peaks, forested plateaus and plentiful opportunities for solitude, Bears Ears is truly a place worth protecting for future generations.

Yet looting, grave robbing, ignorant visitation, oil drilling, mining, and irresponsible motorized use threaten to erase American history and damage a truly remarkable cultural landscape forever.

The Bear’s Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition is seeking permanent ...

One of the most diverse and spectacular landscapes on earth, the Bears Ears region remains sacred to many Native Americans. Home to more than 100,000 archaeological sites, the region is America's most significant unprotected cultural area. With dozens of scenic red rock canyons, alpine peaks, forested plateaus and plentiful opportunities for solitude, Bears Ears is truly a place worth protecting for future generations.

Yet looting, grave robbing, ignorant visitation, oil drilling, mining, and irresponsible motorized use threaten to erase American history and damage a truly remarkable cultural landscape forever.

The Bear’s Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition is seeking permanent protection as a National Monument for a landscape that should have been protected 100 years ago.

Add your voice in support of saving Bears Ears by signing the petition now!

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Petition: Ask President Obama to Protect Bears Ears Now

Dear President Obama,

I am writing to ask you to use your authority under the Antiquities Act to protect the Bears Ears landscape in southeastern Utah as a national monument that honors ancestral and contemporary Native American connections to the region.

The Bears Ears area is the most significant unprotected cultural landscape in the United States. A monument designation would offer protection to traditional Native American land use and more than 100,000 cultural sites located on the 1.9 million acres of public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management, Forest Service, and National Park Service.

By protecting Bears Ears, you’ll preserve sacred resources that continue to be vital to tribal communities across the Colorado Plateau as a place of subsistence, spirituality, and healing. You’ll safeguard tens of thousands of important cultural sites, including the cliff dwellings, villages and rock art panels of the Ancestral Puebloan people. And you’ll ensure that this magnificent landscape, rich in biodiversity and of critical importance to the Colorado River Basin upon which 40 million Americans rely, will remain pristine and accessible for generations of Americans to come.

I also support the Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition’s proposal for tribal collaborative management of the Bears Ears National Monument. This new monument has the potential to create a world-class institute of learning and land management, bringing traditional knowledge into partnership with scientific, ecological, and conservation values, for the benefit of all Americans.

President Obama, please use your authority under the Antiquities Act to proclaim Bears Ears National Monument, and leave a legacy that protects the past -- and future -- of this national treasure for all time.