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Thank you for your interest in supporting Bears Ears National Monument! UDB’s public comment portal is now closed. Please submit your comment directly to the Dept of Interior by 11:59pm ET on July 10 via the button below.


URGENT! Submit your public comment for Bears Ears by July 10th

On April 26, the current administration issued an Executive Order directing Interior Secretary Zinke to conduct a “Review of Designations Under the Antiquities Act.” Bears Ears National Monument has been specially targeted for expedited ‘review.’ Following Secretary Zinke’s 4-day visit to Utah, the Department of Interior is now requesting public comments from the American people regarding the future of Bears Ears National Monument. All public comments are due by Monday, July 10th.

The Bears Ears National Monument Public Comment period has been re-opened through July 10th; following Secretary Zinke’s Jun 10th interim reportIt is Important that we make sure our voices are truly heard by commenting now.  Thank you for continuing to #StandWithBearsEars!

Want some ideas for personalizing your comment? Here are three things Secretary Zinke 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:

• Text DEFEND to 52886

Boy holding a stands with bears ears sign at a rally

Click play to hear why Robert Redford is calling on Secretary Zinke to” listen to all voices” regarding the future of Bears Ears National Monument.