Speak Out to Keep Protections in Place for Bears Ears and Grand Staircase National Monuments!

The Trump administration’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) just opened public commenting on their management plans for the lands of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments. And what they’re proposing is terrible!

Take action! Stand with the thousands of others calling on the BLM to abandon their new plans and re-establish protections for the cultural and natural landscapes within the original boundaries of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante.

IMPORTANT: Personalizing your letter will be more effective in the fight to protect these national monuments. In fact, the BLM will not accept form letters.

Before sending your letter to the BLM, please craft your own message below using the talking points we've provided. Consider adding specific information you might have about the resources at risk, a story of time spent at the monuments, or why you enjoy and support public lands.

Please use these talking points to craft your own message to the BLM below:
  • These proposed plans do not protect Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante. Full protections for these special places should be restored.

  • President Trump’s action to reduce Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante is illegal and blatantly disregards the will of millions of Americans.

  • This action assaults the actions of five Native American tribes whose initial proposal prompted the creation of Bears Ears National Monument and these plans would desecrate not only the purpose of the monument, but many sacred sites as well.

  • The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) should cease planning efforts until the boundaries are fully settled by the courts.

  • Moving forward with this monument management planning process will result in irretrievable harm to the natural and cultural resources protected under the original proclamations for each monument, in addition to neighboring national park landscapes.

  • If you wish to refer to the proposed management plans, they are available online for Grand Staircase-Escalante and Bears Ears.

 

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Dear [Decision Maker],

Sincerely,
[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]

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