Did you know the public has 60 days to comment on how they feel the lands removed from Bears Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante National Monuments should be managed? These areas still fall under public lands but will be potentially open to new mining, drilling and ranching contracts unless they fall within Wilderness boundaries (ex Dark Canyon in Bears Ears). Beyond this, there are many other considerations necessary for the BLM to protect and maintain both places—this is not just an issue of preventing damaging uses of the land but also activating the federal government to do right by them and use our tax dollars directly within their jurisdiction in a constructive way. Another thing to consider when writing is whether these actions related to Trump’s decision to shrink the monument are even legal at all…..so….WRITE NOW!✏️
Comments on the planning process at Grand Staircase can be emailed to BLM_UT_CCD_Monuments@BLM.gov or via mail at 669 S. U.S. 89, Kanab, UT 84741.
Comments on the Bears Ears planning process can be emailed to blmem>firstname.lastname@example.org or via mail at P.O. Box 7 Monticello, UT 84535.