Trump erases 1.1 million acres of Bears Ears National Monument
Dec04

Trump erases 1.1 million acres of Bears Ears National Monument

We’re more resolved than ever. Will you stand with us? We’ve been bracing for this news since June, when a report by the Interior Secretary suggested large portions of the Bears Ears cultural landscape would be erased from protection as a National Monument. So, today’s action by President Trump is no surprise. Making good on his political promises, the President signed a proclamation that attempts to eviscerate more than 1.1...

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Why we’re going to court to defend Bears Ears
Dec07

Why we’re going to court to defend Bears Ears

Suing the President of the United States – that’s a big step for our little organization. We’ve never litigated against anyone before, and it’s an absolute last resort. Why are we doing it? Well, this video probably explains it better than any words could: ERASED: Trump’s cuts to Bears Ears in 100 photos from Friends of Cedar Mesa on Vimeo. We always look to collaborate first, second and third. We believe we don’t always...

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New lease sale threatens rich archaeological areas
Jul14

New lease sale threatens rich archaeological areas

BLM Proposes Leasing Highly Sensitive Archaeological Areas for Drilling Share your expertise with FCM & BLM The BLM recently proposed leasing more than 57,000 acres of public lands in San Juan and Grand Counties for oil and gas development at an auction to be held in March of 2018. Some of these parecels include dense areas of archaeology, including multiple Chaco outlier great houses, thousands of recorded and unrecorded smaller...

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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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New technical trucker hats for sale
Jul14

New technical trucker hats for sale

Style meets function with our new “technical trucker” hat created by our friends at BoCo Gear, a Conservation Alliance member. (The Conservation Alliance has helped fund FCM work to protect Bears Ears.) These new hats raise the bar with a moisture-wicking sweat band around the inside of the hat, a soft bill, and awefully good looks, if we do say so ourself. You can get one at our onlie...

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