PROPOSED BEARS EARS NATIONAL MONUMENT – Profile of Collaborative Land Management
Presented By: Creative Community
On October 15, the Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition made history when it presented a detailed proposal for a Bears Ears National Monument in southeast Utah. First made prominent in the 1890s by the Wetherill expeditions, Cedar Mesa is home to one of the highest concentrations of archaeological sites in the nation. Considered sacred ground by several regional native American tribes, an estimated 12,000 archaeological sites have been recorded here, with many more hidden on the mesa tops where they are less visible, but more vulnerable. With an estimated density of more than 25 sites per square mile, many recognize the Cedar Mesa region as one continuous pre-historic site.
This is a place of amazing natural beauty, with remote colorful canyons, immense vistas, and still the potential for silence and solitude – all of this with another rock art panel or ruin around virtually every bend. Learn more about this remarkable place and current efforts to protect it.
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