Bears Ears National Monument: A Monument for the Locals An Interdisplianry Evaluation of Tribal Involvement in Public Land Planning
Bears Ears National Monument has been at the center of a debate on how federal public lands should be managed since 2016 when President Obama designated the area as a national monument. However, tribes in the Southwest had worked to protect the Bears Ears area for years before the area was designated. Tribes had attempted to participate in the Utah Public Lands Initiative, an initiative to provide a local management proposal for federal lands located in Southeast Utah, but they were excluded from the process. Following the designation, non-indigenous locals vocally protested Bears Ears National ...
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