Americans Submit Unprecedented Number of Comments on Future of Bears Ears, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments

One year after Trump’s decimation of Utah monuments, more than 500,000 comments reveal a country still active in fight for U.S. public lands BLUFF, UTAH – Organizations in Utah announced Tuesday that Americans across the country submitted more than 500,000 comments on the future of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments. This outsized response…

Last chance to comment: Save Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument!

Grand Staircase-Escalante was designated as a National Monument to safeguard the incredible scientific, ecological, cultural, and paleontological wonders within its 1.9 million acres. But despite pending litigation, a new Department of the Interior proposal would sacrifice hundreds of thousands of acres of public lands to future drilling, mining, and other development while the courts determine…

Last chance to comment: Stand with Bears Ears National Monument!

Bears Ears National Monument is a Native American-led effort to protect ancestral lands of the Diné, Hopi, Ute, Zuni and Ancestral Puebloan peoples. But despite pending litigation, a new Department of the Interior proposal would leave important cultural resources at risk while the courts determine the legality of President Trump’s proclamation to reduce the monument’s…

Your voice is needed again to defend America’s monumental heritage

Act now to save Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument! Last December, President Donald Trump dismantled Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in southern Utah, eliminating nearly 1 million acres of public land protections. Despite active litigation, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has drafted land use plans using the diminished monument boundaries and is seeking public comments. Tell…

Trump Administration Takes Next Step in Sham Process to Shrink and Destroy Bears Ears, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments

Ignoring Public Opposition and Legal Challenges, Department of Interior Releases Draft Management Plans Photo credit BLM. Escalante, UTAH – Today, an assortment of local and national groups, and globally-respected scientist organizations, denounced the Department of the Interior’s (DOI) release of draft management plans for Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments as another step toward…