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7 02, 2024

Bears Ears Commission Disappointed with Utah’s Withdrawal from Land Exchange

2024-02-08T11:28:21-06:00February 7th, 2024|DOI, BLM and USFS News, Updates from the Five Tribes|

State of Utah Withdrawals Support for Trust Lands Administration's Land Exchange Bears Ears Commission issues statement Bears Ears National Monument – Feb. 9, 2024 – On Tuesday  we learned that Governor Cox sent a letter to Secretary Haaland expressing that the State of Utah is withdrawing their support of the Trust Lands Administration's (TLA) land exchange with the federal government. Thi

27 07, 2023

Key Private Property in Bears Ears National Monument to Be Protected Forever

2023-07-27T11:46:09-06:00July 27th, 2023|In the News, Press Releases, Regional and National News, Updates from the Five Tribes|

Conservancy Acquisition Could Set New Standard for Private Lands Conservation in Utah BLUFF, Utah— After a 16-month effort, the most important parcel of private land surrounded by Bears Ears National Monument has been permanently protected by The Wildlands Conservancy. The conservancy owns and manages the largest nonprofit nature preserve system on the West Coast. The 320-acre Cottonwood Wa

13 09, 2022

BLM PUBLISHES TRIBAL CO-STEWARDSHIP POLICY, REAFFIRMS COMMITMENT TO WORK WITH TRIBES TO MANAGE PUBLIC LANDS

2022-09-27T13:19:04-06:00September 13th, 2022|DOI, BLM and USFS News, In the News|

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Building on the recent historic agreement between the Bureau of Land Management and five Tribal Nations on the co-management of the Bears Ears National Monument, and in furtherance of the Joint Secretarial Order on Fulfilling the Trust Responsibility to Indian Tribes in the Stewardship of Federal Lands and Waters, today the BLM published formal guidance that outlines how

13 09, 2022

Interior Department Issues Guidance to Strengthen Tribal Co-Stewardship of Public Lands and Waters

2022-09-27T13:11:58-06:00September 13th, 2022|DOI, BLM and USFS News, In the News|

Date: Tuesday, September 13, 2022 Contact: Interior_Press@ios.doi.gov WASHINGTON — The Department of the Interior today released new guidance to improve federal stewardship of public lands, waters and wildlife by strengthening the role of Tribal governments in federal land management. New guidance from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), National Park Service, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Se

26 08, 2022

Tribal Land Management Plan Summary for the Bears Ears National Monument

2023-08-10T15:41:44-06:00August 26th, 2022|Miscellaneous, Updates from the Five Tribes|

Bears Ears Tribal Land Management Plan Summary The five Tribes of the Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition – Hopi, Navajo Nation, Ute Indian Tribe, Ute Mountain Ute, and Zuni -- have deep traditional cultural beliefs that tie them to the land and have created a Land Management Plan (LMP) for Bears Ears National Monument (BENM) in line with these beliefs. The Land Management Plan provides a syn

25 08, 2022

Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition: A Collaborative Land Management Plan for the Bears Ears National Monument

2023-08-10T15:50:46-06:00August 25th, 2022|In the News, Updates from the Five Tribes|

Executive Summary The five Tribes of the Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition (BEITC) – Hopi, Navajo (Diné), Ute Indian Tribe, Ute Mountain Ute, and Pueblo of Zuni -- have deep traditional cultural beliefs that tie them to the land. The physical world is much more than just a natural realm to sustain the material needs of life. The origin of the canyons, cliffs, and landforms of the greater Be

25 08, 2022

Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition Releases Land Management Plan for the Bears Ears National Monument

2023-08-10T15:56:25-06:00August 25th, 2022|In the News, Press Releases, Updates from the Five Tribes|

The plan synthesizes Tribal perspectives for the management of the Bears Ears living landscape Bears Ears National Monument - Aug. 26, 2022 - Today, after over two years, and thousands of hours of collaboration, the five Tribes of the Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition (BEITC) have made their Land Management Plan (LMP) accessible to the public. Traditional knowledge-holders have synthesized

27 07, 2022

Bureau of Land Management, Forest Service, and five tribes of the Bears Ears Commission commit to historic co-management of Bears Ears National Monument

2022-07-27T12:07:04-06:00July 27th, 2022|In the News, News From Indigenous Sources|

Agreement ensures tribal expertise and traditional perspectives remain at the forefront of joint decision-making for Bears Ears PRESS POOL - JUNE 20, 2022 News Release U.S. Department of the Interior - Bureau of Land Management At a signing ceremony on Saturday, the Bureau of Land Management, the U.S. Forest Service, and the five tribes of the Bears Ears Commission formalized and celebrated

20 06, 2022

Native American tribes to co-manage national monument for first time

2022-08-15T14:44:59-06:00June 20th, 2022|In the News, Regional and National News, Uncategorized|

The unprecedented agreement gives five tribes more input in the management of Bears Ears National Monument in Utah By Maxine Joselow Updated June 20, 2022 at 12:44 p.m. EDT|Published June 20, 2022 at 11:41 a.m. EDT   The Biden administration has reached a historic agreement to give five Native American tribes more say over the day-to-day management of a national monument in Utah, marki

11 01, 2022

A Year of Challenges and Triumphs for Indian Country

2022-01-11T13:21:19-06:00January 11th, 2022|In the News, News From Indigenous Sources, Uncategorized|

Native News Online:  "A Year of Challenges and Triumphs for Indian Country" Sec. Deb Haaland (Pueblo of Laguna) - December 28, 2021: As we head into the final days of yet another unforgettable year, it’s important to take lessons from where we’ve been and consider the road ahead. For Indigenous peoples, this year has brought so much promise – and there is no turning back...

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