Friends Hour at WildEdge Brewing
Jun23

Friends Hour at WildEdge Brewing

It’s Friends Hour! Thursday, July 6th, 4:30 – 6:30 pm – $20 Wild Edge Brewing Collective, Cortez, CO Join Friends of Cedar Mesa staff and the fine folks at WildEdge Brewing Collective for a happy hour event. Get the latest news about Bears Ears and learn about the exciting stewardship projects we’ve got lined up. Tickets are $20 in advance or at the door and include one craft beer and a handmade personal pie by...

Read More
Speak up for Bears Ears: Comment Period Extended
Jun14

Speak up for Bears Ears: Comment Period Extended

O n June 12th, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced his intentions to recommend removing National Monument protections for large portions of the Bears Ears cultural landscape. Friends of Cedar Mesa opposes any move to leave this landscape unprotected in blind hope Congress might someday do its job. (See our statement on the Secretary’s interim report.) While details were not released regarding which specific parts of Bears...

Read More
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,...

Read More
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...

Read More
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....

Read More
Now hiring: Statewide Site Steward Coordinator
Apr28

Now hiring: Statewide Site Steward Coordinator

**This position is now full** 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...

Read More