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Take Action to Defend Bears Ears National Monument

During his final weeks in office, President Obama proclaimed Bears Ears a national monument. Now, Utah Governor Gary Herbert is trying to revoke that designation.

You can help defend Bears Ears National Monument. Call Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke and urge him to keep our public lands in public hands.

Celebrate Bears Ears: Welcome to our New National Monument | Patagonia

“Boldly protected by President Obama as a new National Monument, Bears Ears’ million plus acres of weathered sandstone, deep canyons, forests, ancient cliff dwellings and sacred rock art offer world-class opportunities for exploration, solitude and recreation.” ~ Patagonia

Obama saved one last national monument from Trump. Here’s how to help protect it. | Upworthy

“During his final weeks in office, President Obama declared the land a national monument, providing legal protection to its pristine landscape. But with Obama out of office, Bears Ears is once again threatened, and one company has a plan to rally support.

Last month, Utah Governor Gary Herbert signed a resolution calling on President Donald Trump to revoke Bears Ears’ status as a national monument, again opening it up to exploitation by people and groups who want to drill and mine natural resources from the land. […]”

~ Upworthy

Defined by the Line | Patagonia

“Josh Ewing began visiting the Bears Ears region of southeastern Utah to climb at Indian Creek and explore the local archaeology. But when he moved to the town of Bluff, he saw degradation from oil drilling, looting, and careless visitors. Ewing knew simply loving a place was no longer enough.” ~ Patagonia

Worthy of Preservation – A Photo Gallery of Bears Ears National Monument

Be aware. Be fair.


About The Author

JoAnn Chateau

JoAnn Chateau likes progressive politics and loves the canines. She writes fiction about an alpha Bichon named Chester, and his friends--with a dash of humor and a dab of poli-sci. JoAnn worked professionally in the Psychology and Information Science fields. Retired now, she enjoys the creative life.


  1. smilecalm

    reminder of a memorable visit
    some years ago!
    to think locals claim
    special ownership, sad 🙂

    • JoAnn Chateau

      Public lands – all for one, and one for all. 🙂

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