Phone 2 Action - Restore Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments

Bears Ears and Grand Staircase are cultural landscapes, known for their beauty and their wide-open spaces. They have been cared for by Indigenous people for hundreds of generations. Now, these places are threatened by irresponsible recreation, new mining, and clearcutting of ancient forests.

Within these cultural landscapes, we oppose: 

  • Oil and gas drilling, uranium, coal, and other mining. 
  • The destruction of ancient pinyon-juniper forests.
  • Reckless and ill-considered recreational use.
  • All other destructive activities that threaten the integrity of the monuments. 

We support:

  • Restoring Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument to its original boundaries.
  • Restoring and expanding Bears Ears National Monument to the full 1.9 million acre area proposed by the five tribes of the Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition (Hopi, Navajo, Ute, Ute Mountain Ute and Zuni) in 2015. 
  • Canceling the 2020 management plans for both monuments which allow damaging activities.
  • Restoring and strengthening the federal-intertribal collaborative management model for Bears Ears.
  • Recognizing Indigenous peoples' religious freedom and hunting and gathering rights, and incorporating Indigenous traditional knowledge and Indigenous science into monument management. 

Sign the petition. We'll deliver your comments to decision-makers to demonstrate public support for restoring Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments.

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