Outpouring of Support for Bears Ears

May 31, 2017

On May 26, a coalition of organizations including the National Trust announced that more than 685,000 comments were collected in support of Bears Ears National Monument. The comments were submitted to regulations.gov as part of the April 26th Executive Order reviewing certain monument designations under the Antiquities Act. (Note that batch uploads may not reflect the full number of comments, due to the how the federal government tracks comments on regulations.gov.)

National Trust for Historic Preservation President and CEO, Stephanie Meeks submitted separate comments to Secretary Zinke from the National Trust for Historic Preservation regarding the review of national monuments, specifically Bears Ears National Monument.

Written comments relating to the Bears Ears National Monument were due May 26. Secretary Zinke will present a recommendation to President Trump by June 10. Comments regarding the remainder of the National Monuments under review will be accepted on regulations.gov until July 10, 2017, 11:59 PM ET.

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