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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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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