FCM Board of Directors stands with Executive Director

An inadvertent and unfortunate error from a private email gone public touched off an unwarranted controversy. The errant email gave the appearance of a lack of support for our Executive Director, Josh Ewing.  This is absolutely false.  The Board of Directors of Friends of Cedar Mesa has full confidence in Josh Ewing as our Executive Director. He is a leader who has and will continue to advance the protection, appreciation, and respect...

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Trump erases 1.1 million acres of Bears Ears National Monument
Dec04

Trump erases 1.1 million acres of Bears Ears National Monument

We’re more resolved than ever. Will you stand with us? We’ve been bracing for this news since June, when a report by the Interior Secretary suggested large portions of the Bears Ears cultural landscape would be erased from protection as a National Monument. So, today’s action by President Trump is no surprise. Making good on his political promises, the President signed a proclamation that attempts to eviscerate more than 1.1...

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Bears Ears Visit with Respect Education Center
Dec04

Bears Ears Visit with Respect Education Center

Contribute to the Bears Ears Visit with Respect Education Center! Our most ambitious project ever needs your support! FCM is excited to announce our most ambitious project ever: a proactive & positive solution we think everyone can get behind. As you likely know, visitation to the Monument area has been growing significantly over the last decade, increasing exponentially with the recent controversy – all without...

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Cave Towers Volunteer Project Nov. 19
Nov06

Cave Towers Volunteer Project Nov. 19

Volunteer to Protect Cave Towers Sunday, November 19, 2017 – Cedar Mesa, UT Over the past few months, the Acoma Pueblo Conservation Corps, FCM volunteers and Woods Canyon Archaeological Consultants have been putting in some serious time and energy to survey and stabilize the Cave Towers archaeological site on SITLA land. The trouble is, stray cattle can make their way into the site and undo all the hard work that’s been...

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Why we’re going to court to defend Bears Ears
Dec07

Why we’re going to court to defend Bears Ears

Suing the President of the United States – that’s a big step for our little organization. We’ve never litigated against anyone before, and it’s an absolute last resort. Why are we doing it? Well, this video probably explains it better than any words could: ERASED: Trump’s cuts to Bears Ears in 100 photos from Friends of Cedar Mesa on Vimeo. We always look to collaborate first, second and third. We believe we don’t always...

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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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