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Goosenecks State Park Overlook photo by Bob Wick

 

“The 1.35 million-acre Bears Ears National Monument in southeastern Utah protects one of most significant cultural landscapes in the United States, with thousands of archaeological sites and important areas of spiritual significance. Abundant rock art, ancient cliff dwellings, ceremonial kivas, and countless other artifacts provide an extraordinary archaeological and cultural record, all surrounded by a dramatic backdrop of deep sandstone canyons, desert mesas, and forested highlands and the monument’s namesake twin buttes. These lands are sacred to many Native American tribes today, who use the lands for ceremonies, collecting medicinal and edible plants, and gathering materials for crafting baskets and footwear. Their recommendations will ensure management decisions reflect tribal expertise and traditional and historical knowledge.”-Bob Wick of the US Bureau of Land Management about his photo on Flickr

Bears Ears

I recently posted some gorgeous photos of Bears Ears National Monument that I discovered from the US Dept of Land Management. I also wrote I did not think this land was threatened by development, oil drilling, or fracking. I must have been having my intuition alerting me that this land could be threatened because some politicians in Utah want the protections of the National Park removed. I happened to see a video presentation by Patogonia on the PBS website. I am going to share what I am finding out now. Our National Parks and open, natural spaces must be protected. Latest interactive video on Bears Ears.