Cultural Resource Groups Ask President Obama to Create Bears Ears National Monument This Year

December 1, 2016 by Tim Mikulski

Bears Ears, Utah

photo by: Lusha Evans

Yesterday, the National Trust sent a letter to President Obama on behalf of 18 national, regional, and local organizations dedicated to preserving cultural and archaeological resources, encouraging him to proclaim a Bears Ears National Monument by the end of 2016.

These anthropologists, archaeologists, tribal historic preservation officers, cultural resource professionals, preservationists, and general enthusiasts for heritage protection are part of a growing chorus of support for protection of this world-class landscape and its archaeological treasures, and we are proud to work with them in this National Treasure campaign.

You can view the letter and the full list of signers here and show your support for this effort by sending a message to President Obama today!

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