Bears Ears NM
November 15

Grand Staircase-Escalante DEADLINE
November 30


Talking Points
and Links
to Comment Pages

Speak Out on BLM Monument Management Plans

Bears Ears and Grand Staircase‐Escalante National Monuments were created to protect the irreplaceable ecological, geological, and paleontological wonders within them.

First, the Trump administration illegally reduced the monuments, and NOW, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has drafted horrific Management Plans that will open areas to extractive activities and drastically change management goals. These proposed plans DO NOT protect the monuments’ exceptional values.

We asked you to speak out against these “sham” plans in April, however, BLM moved forward and has developed Management Plans that prioritize destruction over protection--even after spending tax payer money to identify the best ways to manage cultural, historical, and scientifically significant sites.

  • The Bears Ears plan excludes Native American Tribal involvement and dismisses the potential damage to archeological sites resulting from expanded extractive activities and livestock grazing.

  • As for Grand Staircase, lands removed from the original monument will be opened up to oil and gas drilling, coal, tar sands, mining, and uncontrolled off-road vehicle use.

    Another blow, after BLM put a stop to livestock grazing along the Escalante River decades ago, they intend to put cattle back into this fragile riparian zone, which will wipe out years of ecological recovery.

Take Action

Remember, personalizing your message by including your perspective and experiences is extremely critical to ensure your comments are fully considered.

***Talking Points & Links to Comment Pages HERE

We need to make our voices heard and speak up for protection of these unique places for current and future generations. Please comment today!


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