Threatened: Access to Public Lands in Cottonwood Wash
Sep07

Threatened: Access to Public Lands in Cottonwood Wash

Public Access to Bears Ears Threatened near Bluff Voice your concerns! РSeptember 19th, 11:30 am, Community Hideout Center, Monticello Friends of Cedar Mesa and the community of public lands users in San Juan County has recently learned that a private land owner has requested that San Juan County close two public county roads in southeast Utah that allow access to the Bears Ears National Monument. The two roads, a segment...

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Friends Hour at WildEdge Brewing
Jun23

Friends Hour at WildEdge Brewing

It’s Friends Hour! Thursday, July 6th, 4:30 – 6:30 pm – $20 Wild Edge Brewing Collective, Cortez, CO Join Friends of Cedar Mesa staff and the fine folks at WildEdge Brewing Collective for a happy hour event. Get the latest news about Bears Ears and learn about the exciting stewardship projects we’ve got lined up. Tickets are $20 in advance or at the door and include one craft beer and a handmade personal pie by...

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Speak up for Bears Ears: Comment Period Extended
Jun14

Speak up for Bears Ears: Comment Period Extended

O n June 12th, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced his intentions to recommend removing National Monument protections for large portions of the Bears Ears cultural landscape. Friends of Cedar Mesa opposes any move to leave this landscape unprotected in blind hope Congress might someday do its job. (See our statement on the Secretary’s interim report.) While details were not released regarding which specific parts of Bears...

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Stabilization of historic Shumway Cabin
May25

Stabilization of historic Shumway Cabin

Volunteers, archaeologists, family members, and the State of Utah School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration (SITLA) came together this past spring for a remarkable restoration project of the Shumway Cabin in Recapture Wash. Over the past few months, the early 1900s historic cabin was stabilized in hopes that it will be around for another 100 years for the enjoyment of visitors and descendants of its original inhabitants. The...

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Volunteers complete 1200′ of fencing at Cedar Mesa Great House site
May10

Volunteers complete 1200′ of fencing at Cedar Mesa Great House site

Kudos to the 20+ volunteers and BLM staff that helped construct and finish 1,200 feet of fencing to protect a Great House on Cedar Mesa! How better to respect and protect than with hard work?Thank you to our volunteers who put in over 300 service hours over five work days to install this buck-and-rail fencing. The Ancestral Puebloan Great House was being damaged by cattle and off-road vehicles travelling unknowingly across the site....

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