Obama Proclaims Bears Ears National Monument!

Dec 28th, 2016 Written by suwa

Breaking news! Today, President Barack Obama took action to honor and protect the heritage of Native Americans by designating Bears Ears National Monument using his authority under the Antiquities Act.

This is a historic moment. The new national monument—the result of a proposal from an unprecedented coalition of Tribal Nations—will safeguard more than 100,000 cultural sites and protect an incredible natural landscape for generations to come.

Bears Ears also marks the first time that a president has responded to a formal request from sovereign Native American Tribes to use the Antiquities Act to protect public lands and cultural resources.

Unfortunately, Utah politicians like Representative Rob Bishop have pledged to do all they can to try and undo the President’s action and rescind the national monument.

As a result—even as we celebrate—it is crucial that people like you who love Utah wilderness take action to defend Bears Ears National Monument.

Click here to tell your senators to protect Bears Ears National Monument and thank President Obama for his proclamation.

If you live in Utah, please take a moment right now to tell your Utah representatives that you support Utah’s newest national monument.

Your action today will help ensure that Bears Ears National Monument remains protected forever.

Thank you for taking action. And thank you to President Obama for his bold and historic step to elevate the voices of Native Americans in the management of our public lands.