Help Save Bears Ears: May 26th Deadline
May12

Help Save Bears Ears: May 26th Deadline

O n April 26th, President Trump issued an Executive Order asking Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to conduct a 45-day review of the Bears Ears National Monument. Then on May 11th, the Interior announced a very short 15-day turnaround for public comments about Bears Ears. We now have until May 26th to save the Bears Ears National Monument, a designation that honors Tribes and protects a significant cultural landscape. This is critical: we...

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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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Now hiring: Statewide Site Steward Coordinator
Apr28

Now hiring: Statewide Site Steward Coordinator

About FCM Friends of Cedar Mesa (FCM) is a conservation organization in Bluff, Utah founded in 2010. FCM envisions a future where the public lands in San Juan County – with all their natural, cultural and recreational values – are protected and respected. To achieve this goal, we work to educate visitors about respectful recreation, monitor cultural sites, effect change through research and service projects, improve land...

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Friends Float the San Juan 6/11-13
May06

Friends Float the San Juan 6/11-13

Float the San Juan with Friends of Cedar Mesa Raft in the Bears Ears National Monument with FCM Staff & experts in archaeology June 11-13, 2017 Friends of Cedar Mesa and Wild Rivers Expeditions are teaming up with premiere experts in archaeology to bring our first ever “Friends Float the San Juan” river trip. This two night/three day guided rafting trip down the Upper San Juan River will feature archaeology hikes and...

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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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Historic Shumway Cabin Restoration Project
Apr24

Historic Shumway Cabin Restoration Project

Service Project to stabilize historic cabin in Recapture Wash – May 2017 In celebration of Utah Archaeology and Historic Preservation Month You’re invited to participate in an exciting historic cabin restoration project with Friends of Cedar Mesa, SITLA and Woods Canyon Archaeological Consultants. The Shumway Cabin site is part of an early 20th-century ranch established in 1911 or 1912 by the Peter and Mary Shumway family...

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