Center for Western Priorities Facebook
Center for Western Priorities Twitter
Center for Western Priorities Videos

GET EMAIL UPDATES

Native American Utahns look for monumental success

January 24, 2017

After celebrating the designation of the Bears Ears National Monument, Native American Utahns are looking to work with others to make the monument a success. Local tribal leaders who pushed for the region’s protection are urging county and state officials to support the monument.

These efforts come as Utah’s congressional delegation tries to nullify the Bears Ears National Monument, rather than work with stakeholders to ensure it succeeds.

Last week the Bureau of Land Management and Forest Service announced their next steps to work with local communities to develop a management plan for the new monument. The agencies are expected to meet with Native American tribes and host a series of public open houses in February.

Quick hits

Billionaire landowners look to ease tensions with Idaho communities by selling land for trailhead, parking lot

Idaho Statesman

Opinion: Obama national monuments were lawful, not land grabs

Los Angeles Times

Senate Energy Committee postpones confirmation votes for Interior and Energy nominees

Reuters | NBC News

Trump, Wyoming battle against changing energy markets

Bloomberg Gadfly

Colorado sees highest rig count in over a year, unemployment claims down

Greeley Tribune

Quote of the day

“Native American citizens in San Juan County are ready to craft a future together in the place we have always called home, and we must ensure the next chapter is about healing. The Bears Ears National Monument can be a great thing for all Americans, but only if we realize its potential together.”

—Kenneth Maryboy, president-elect, Mexican Water Chapter House, Navajo Nation, Salt Lake Tribune

 

Latest News

@WstrnPriorities on Twitter


1 day ago
Meet Todd Wynn, the new @Interior official who wants to give away America’s public lands. https://t.co/XuD1A5cMUT https://t.co/GgQJTTSNSl WstrnPriorities photo
2 days ago
Senators may use budget vote to advance efforts to open up Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling.
https://t.co/mYqY5DxH61 https://t.co/8vOK9He9FS
WstrnPriorities photo
2 days ago
@nytopinion Efforts to open Arctic to drilling are "budget scam that puts the wildest place left in America at risk" https://t.co/kV2OTwcQVR https://t.co/TqHIcUaXe0 WstrnPriorities photo

FROM THE BLOG


States step up to lead on conservation and public lands policy in the Trump era

At a time when Westerners are feeling less than confident about the federal government’s commitment to respecting and protecting our...

October 17th, 2017

Oh, the places Secretary Ryan Zinke will go (for political fundraisers and speeches)

Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke has been all over the news in recent weeks — and it hasn’t been the kind...

October 17th, 2017

Anti-park congressman introduces “No New Parks” bill

Congressman Bishop’s attack on the Antiquities Act is not a serious piece of legislation. It’s a manifesto put forward by...

October 10th, 2017