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Public Comments Submitted

Urgent! Submit a Public Comment by May 24th to Protect Bears Ears

Ask Secretary Zinke to “Listen to Tribes.” Here is what he needs to hear:

1. Utah officials are not listening to local Native Americans or respecting sovereign Tribes.
2. Tribes hold a vision for land-use and economic development that is built upon cultural tradition, without undermining it.
3. Bears Ears National Monument will remain open to respectful use of the region by all.

More actions you can take:

• Call Zinke: (202) 208-6317

• Tweet Zinke: http://bit.ly/2kTN2Gv

• Text DEFEND to 52886

Dear Secretary Zinke & Department of Interior staff:

Bears Ears National Monument is a national treasure that belongs to all Americans and honors Tribes. I stand with the historic coalition of sovereign tribal nations in asking you to respect the Bears Ears National Monument boundary and leave this historic designation fully in tact.

The public outreach process leading to designation of Bears Ears National Monument was fully adequate. The Bears Ears National Monument designation was based on rigorous cultural mapping, dozens of community meetings, years of dialogue with county, state, and congressional leaders, and a day-long public listening session in San Juan County hosted by federal officials. Coordination with tribal, state, and local governments and other stakeholders was extensive and ongoing.

Bears Ears National Monument entirely fulfills the requirements and objectives of the Antiquities Act. The Bears Ears living cultural landscape is exactly the type of area that the Antiquities Act was enacted to protect, and protection of these cultural resources is essential to Tribes.

Please describe why this land is important to you.

I strongly support Bears Ears National Monument. I ask you to recommend to the President that the Bears Ears National Monument boundary remain fully intact.

Thank you for honoring Tribes and listening to Bears Ears,

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