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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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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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...

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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...

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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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