Protecting Bear Ears National Monument & Utah’s RedRock Wilderness


The ancestral lands of Bears Ears lie outside reservation boundaries and hold special historical and spiritual significance for regional Native people. The preservation of the outstanding wilderness at the heart of the Colorado Plateau, and the management of these lands in their natural state benefits current and future generations. The ShineMaker Foundation currently supports inclusive land planning initiatives and stakeholder engagement processes to ensure that future access, uses, and management of federal public lands in San Juan County.

Call, write, & visit your representatives

Contacting our legislative representatives is one of the most important tools of democracy—and a great way to demonstrate support for Bears Ears.


Submit your comments here and the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance will deliver them to the Department of Interior .The deadline for comments on Bears Ears National Monument is May 26, 2017. For all other monuments, including Grand Staircase-Escalante, it’s July 10, 2017.

Not sure what to say?

Feel free to copy and paste this text into an email, or read it aloud over the phone.

My name is __________________ and I am contacting you to encourage your support for maintaining the designation and protecting Bears Ears National Monument. I stand with five sovereign tribal nations—Hopi, Navajo, Zuni, Ute Mountain Ute, and Uintah Ouray Ute—calling on the President to protect 2 million acres of ancestral land in southeast Utah as a living cultural landscape for future generations of all people.

As a constituent, I ask you to use your prominence as a publicly elected official to formally endorse the Bears Ears National Monument proposal. I encourage you to learn more about this carefully-crafted and tribally-led initiative, which has the unified support of more than 125 Native American nations across the U.S.

Please lend your support by letting the administration know that voters want to see Bears Ears National Monument protected—for good.

Thank you!

Josh Neimark