Defend Bears Ears

Defend Bears Ears

Earlier in 2018, the BLM and Forest Service announced they were initiating an extremely expedited planning process for creating a Management Plan for the two small units of Bears Ears that remain under National Monument status after President Trump attempted to cut Bears Ears by 85% last December.

While organizations like Friends of Cedar Mesa and tribes continue to challenge the legality of Mr. Trump’s proclamation removing protections for places like Cedar Mesa, Grand Gulch, Sand Island, and Cottonwood Wash, we strongly believe the areas inside the reduced monument are in desperate need of active management and a workable ...

Earlier in 2018, the BLM and Forest Service announced they were initiating an extremely expedited planning process for creating a Management Plan for the two small units of Bears Ears that remain under National Monument status after President Trump attempted to cut Bears Ears by 85% last December.

While organizations like Friends of Cedar Mesa and tribes continue to challenge the legality of Mr. Trump’s proclamation removing protections for places like Cedar Mesa, Grand Gulch, Sand Island, and Cottonwood Wash, we strongly believe the areas inside the reduced monument are in desperate need of active management and a workable plan, especially for dealing with the skyrocketing of numbers visiting front-country archaeological sites in the area.

As such, we actively participated in the “scoping phase” of planning, providing the BLM positive and constructive ideas for what is needed in a Monument Management Plan. The agencies have now released a draft plan, which includes a “preferred alternative,” which is open for public comment until November 15th. 

FCM encourages all our Friends and anyone who cares about this area to submit comments using the tool on this page. 

 

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Please Ask Your Senators to Defend Bears Ears!

President Obama has proclaimed Bears Ears as America’s newest national monument. 

This protection is 110 years in the making. For the first time since the Antiquities Act was passed in 1906, Tribes joined together and asked the President to declare a Monument on their behalf, and to give them a say in the management of the landscape.

The new monument will celebrate Native American relationships to the land, and ...

President Obama has proclaimed Bears Ears as America’s newest national monument. 

This protection is 110 years in the making. For the first time since the Antiquities Act was passed in 1906, Tribes joined together and asked the President to declare a Monument on their behalf, and to give them a say in the management of the landscape.

The new monument will celebrate Native American relationships to the land, and preserve indigenous traditional access while remaining open for all Americans. Its proclamation is a tremendous step toward healing past injustices suffered by Tribes.

But there are some Utah politicians who want to see Bears Ears National Monument undone. Please take a moment to tell your Senator that you support Bears Ears National Monument and want to see it protected forever!

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