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

Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante are cultural landscapes, known for their beauty and 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 oil and gas leasing, and clearcutting of ancient forests.

Please urge President Biden to restore the original boundaries of both monuments and expand Bears Ears to protect these cultural landscapes from: 

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

Some specific actions you might urge President Biden to take:

  • Restore Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument to its original boundaries.
  • Restore and expand Bears Ears National Monument to 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. 
  • Cancel the 2020 management plans for both monuments, which allow damaging activities.
  • Restore and strengthen the federal-intertribal collaborative management model for Bears Ears.
  • Recognize Indigenous peoples' religious freedom and hunting and gathering rights, and incorporate Indigenous traditional knowledge and Indigenous science into monument management. 

Send a personal note to President Biden. Please urge President Biden to restore Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments. 

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