USFS Upper Cottonwood Recording Project
Sep19

USFS Upper Cottonwood Recording Project

Join USFS and FCM to record sites in Upper Cottonwood! When: October 24th-25th Where: Upper Cottonwood, Bears Ears National Monument Join USFS and FCM for two days of site recording in Upper Cottonwood! We will spend one night car camping in Bears Ears National Monument as we record archeological surface sites. Preference is given to volunteers that commit to both days. Space is limited....

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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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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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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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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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