The public has an opportunity to review the management plan for Bears Ears—a place of extraordinary cultural significance in southeast Utah. Join us in making a strong statement of support for protecting its archaeological wonders from an insufficient plan and a flawed process!
As you may recall, an executive order by President Trump removed nearly 85 percent of the land from the Bears Ears National Monument—an action we are currently challenging in court. Now, the Bureau of Land Management and the US Forest Service have released draft management plans for the monument that fall short in major ways. The proposed plans only consider the management needs of the much smaller monument and are not sufficiently protective, leaving the land vulnerable to threats like mining, oil and gas extraction, looting, and vandalism.
The deadline for the public comment period is fast approaching. Please act today to send the message that irreplaceable public lands like the Bears Ears National Monument deserve to be fully protected.
Comments must be submitted on or before November 15, 2018.