National Trust for Historic Preservation Stands Up For Bears Ears in New Litigation

November 23, 2022

The National Trust for Historic Preservation and our partners are fighting in court on behalf of Bears Ears National Monument. On Wednesday, November 23, 2022, the National Trust and a coalition of likeminded organizations filed a Motion to Intervene in a lawsuit against the State of Utah. The coalition includes Utah Diné Bikéyah, Patagonia Works, Archaeology Southwest, Conservation Lands Foundation, Friends of Cedar Mesa, the Access Fund, and the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology.

The area encompassing Bears Ears was first included on the list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places in 2019, and the National Trust has strongly opposed proposals that would shrink its full 1.9 million acre landscape.

Read more on National Parks Traveler website.

Bears Ears, Utah

photo by: Lusha Evans

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