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Protecting sacred land for the next generation: Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition’s Carelton Bowekaty
Hewlett Foundation. Interview with Coalition co-chair Carleton Bowekaty on conservation, environmental stewardship, and indigenous land management.
The Hill. "While visits to public lands have been surging for a decade, much of the funding to maintain and improve them has been stagnant or declining... It all adds up to having to do more — and serve more visitors — with less."
BEARS EARS NATIONAL MONUMENT, UTAH (May 29, 2019) – The Interior Department continues to push forward with its Monument Advisory Committee (MAC) for the so-called Shash Jáa and Indian Creek Units despite pending legal challenges to the Trump Administration’s decision to shrink the Bears Ears National Monument into these two, much smaller units. Specifically, the Interior Department is conv
The Guardian. A new study shows that the reduction of the Bears Ears National Monument is part of a greater global movement to gradually strip away resource protections and conversely open up natural landscapes for industrial development.
Architectural Record. Bears Ears amongst the most endangered historic places in the U.S.
CBS. A look at some of the remarkable places in Bears Ears. Make sure to Visit With Respect whenever traveling to sacred and natural landscapes (Videographer: Scot Miller).
New York Times; opinion by Mike Dombeck, chief of the United States Forest Service from 1997-2001.
The Guardian. Representative Haaland (NM-01) continues to be a protector and gatekeeper for tribal interest and public lands.
The Hill. Jayni Hein writes, "the Department of the Interior, which manages federal lands, has attempted to promulgate a series of far-reaching reforms in the name of energy dominance."