Bears Ears — protecting “archeological treasures and critical environmental habitats” in the America

Bears Ears encompasses a stunning landscape in southeastern Utah, bordering both Dark Canyon Wilderness and Canyonlands National Park. Recently, a coalition of several Indian tribes—called the Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition—was formed to help negotiate a long-term conservation plan for the area. Utah’s congressional representatives are attempting to put together their own proposal as President Obama considers designated Bears Ears as a national monument. A recent visit by the Secretary of the Interior underscores the high-profile nature of the issue.

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As Interior secretary tours sacred tribal site, Utah Republicans push to protect it

By Juliet Eilperin

The Washington Post

July 14, 2016

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