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Environews: Utah’s newest National Monument: Bears Ears!

By Amy Brunvand

On December 28, 2016 (as we go to press) President Obama responded to a formal request from sovereign Native Anerican Tribes to use the Antiquities Act to declare a new Bears Ears National Monument. The 1.35 milion-acre site south and east of Canyonlands National Park contains 100,00 documented cultural and archeological sites recording thousands of years of human history and provides an unprecedented level of Native American tribal leadership on the management team. Thanks to all the people who labored many years to deliver this land to safety.

Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition:

This article was originally published on January 10, 2017.