Secretary Zinke recommends unprotecting parts of Bears Ears: Our response
Jun12

Secretary Zinke recommends unprotecting parts of Bears Ears: Our response

Friends of Cedar Mesa Reaction to Secretary Zinke’s Recommendation to Reduce the Size of the Bears Ears National Monument Today Friends of Cedar Mesa learned that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has recommended eliminating National Monument protection for at least some of the Bears Ears landscape. While details were not released, any meaningful shrinkage of the Monument would remove protections for areas of rich scientific, historic,...

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FCM Calls for a real, fact-based review of Bears Ears National Monument
Apr26

FCM Calls for a real, fact-based review of Bears Ears National Monument

***Update: the Department of Interior is accepting public comments about protecting Bears Ears through May 26th. Click here to take action and have your voice heard!***   Today, President Trump signed an executive order instructing Ryan Zinke, the new Secretary of the Interior, to perform a review of all monuments larger than 100,000 acres created since 1996. This would include our new Bears Ears National Monument, as well as the...

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Celebrate Cedar Mesa: March 3-5, 2017
Jan18

Celebrate Cedar Mesa: March 3-5, 2017

Bears Ears: What lies ahead? Celebrate Cedar Mesa is our annual gathering for people who care about the greater Cedar Mesa area and all of the fantastic public lands in San Juan County. This year’s event will be a true celebration with the recent designation of the Bears Ears National Monument! Join us for a weekend of fun, including a keynote by author Craig Childs. This year’s weekend is presented by Osprey Packs.  ...

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Bluff Rallies For Bears Ears, Against Oilfield
Oct28

Bluff Rallies For Bears Ears, Against Oilfield

Biggest Threat in Bluff’s History Friends of Cedar Mesa has learned that Bluff and the surrounding cultural landscape now face the largest threat in the area’s history. A new oil well is permitted to be drilled just two miles north of Bluff on Utah State Institutional Trust Lands Administration (SITLA) property. Two more oil wells are being planned on BLM land near Bluff. All three wells are proposed by EOG Resources,...

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Statement on Congress failing to protect Cedar Mesa and the Bears Ears
Dec09

Statement on Congress failing to protect Cedar Mesa and the Bears Ears

Friday, December 9, 2016 “Congress has concluded its work for the 2016 session without so much as a vote in the House of Representatives on the Utah Public Lands Initiative. We believe this represents a clear sign the bill lacked the bi-partisan support necessary to become law due to the many ‘poison pills’ it contained that would have decreased protections on the ground for internationally significant lands. “Congress has failed for...

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