Take Action Now
In January, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), under Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s leadership, announced a rushed management planning process to determine the future of Bears Ears.
The BLM announcement followed last December’s unprecedented rollback of public lands protections, ushered in by Secretary Zinke and carried out by President Trump. The illegal unilateral decision reduced the size of Bears Ears National Monument, including land sacred to five Native American tribes, by 85%.
The BLM public comment period for its draft monument management plans for Bears Ears ends this Thursday. Areas inside the reduced monument are in desperate need of a plan that can preserve what is left of this special place — and effectively deal with the number of people visiting these public lands while legal challenges against the monument’s reduction are still pending.
Take Action Now!
Submit a comment to the BLM on the future of the Bears Ears National Monument.
Public Comment ends TOMORROW, Thursday, November 15.
By traditional mail:
Bureau of Land Management, Canyon Country District Office
82 East Dogwood
Moab, Utah 84532,
ATTN: Lance Porter
Here’s an example of a comment to send:
“I urge you to put conservation first in the management of Bears Ears and protect this sensitive land that is sacred to Native American tribes. Please do not open up land within the monument to potentially destructive uses like off-road vehicles. In your management plan, please make sure archaeological and natural resources are preserved and protected for generations to come.”