The Bears Ears National Monument Draft Environmental Impact Statement is open for public review. Take action by submitting a public comment. Please ask the BLM to halt this planning process while litigation is underway and if they refuse, ask them to slow down and do this the right way by including Native perspectives as they writing this land plan. A great deal of inter-governmental trust was established in the creation of Bears Ears National Monument, and the entire purpose of creating the monument will be undermined if Native American cultural practitioners are left out.
The courts have been asked to decide whether President Trump’s action to shrink Bears Ears National Monument by 85% is legal, yet the Tribes who were NOT consulted prior to this action are now told to share their wisdom or risk losing everything, again. This way of treating indigenous people is tiresome especially given how much they know, and the stakes we all face if this landscape continues to be mismanaged by officials who do not know it. Please help us by submitting a letter before November 15th asking the BLM and USFS to halt planning and to respectfully engage Tribes. Here are some ideas you might raise in your letter:
The public comment period is now over. We have had a terrific response and appreciate all of your input. Your voice is so important to our mission. Thank you.
Links to the Bears Ears DEIS
All planning docs are here:
The DEIS can be found at bottom of the page here:
Executive Summary DEIS
Chapters 1-4 DEIS
Help us get the word out to others. Use these hashtags in your comments:
#StandWithBearsEars #HonorTribes #BearsEarsHeals #IndigenousFoodHeals