National Public Lands Day 2017
Sep11

National Public Lands Day 2017

Join FCM and BLM to support public lands! When: September 30th, 9:00am  Where: Montezuma Canyon Join FCM and BLM for a day of service! We will be working on two projects for NPLD 2017. Some volunteers will install buck and rail fencing at two nearby archeological sites in Montezuma Canyon to protect against ongoing and potential cattle damage. Other volunteers will work to remove the existing chain link fence and haul it away. We will...

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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! – September 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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Visit with Respect educational offerings
Aug01

Visit with Respect educational offerings

“Hmmm, I’m bringing my group to explore the archaeologically rich Bears Ears National Monument. What should I tell them about how to be good visitors?” You decided to bring a group to Bears Ears National Monument, great! And you want to know how to visit with respect, awesome! We would love to help teach your group the concepts of careful visitation to the area’s cultural and natural resources. Our staff offers a variety of fun,...

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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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VWR Training & service work: Earth Day weekend a smashing success
Apr26

VWR Training & service work: Earth Day weekend a smashing success

  Volunteers accomplished projects at Muley Point with NPS, and new Visit with Respect ambassadors are trained and ready to go. April 22, Earth Day, dawned bright and sunny as a determined crew headed to Muley Point to assist National Park Service staff from Glen Canyon National Recreation Area with a host of projects. The following day another group of volunteers gathered in Bluff to train as Visit with Respect ambassadors....

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